A man from the Kongsvinger area northeast of Oslo went straight to a party over the weekend after landing back in Norway after a trip abroad. That cost him NOK 20,000. Police are also investigating other alleged violations of new regulations aimed at halting the spread of the Corona virus.
Johan Martin Wellhaven of the Innlandet Police District told state broadcaster NRK Tuesday that the 23-year-old man showed up at a party right after arriving back in Norway. He should have gone home and stayed there for 14 days in quarantine.
“Some of the other guests (at the party) contacted police,” Welhaven told NRK. The man later admitted he’d violated the rules. If he doesn’t pay the fine he’ll be jailed for 15 days.
He’s the second man in as many days to be fined under the new regulations that were extended on Tuesday for at least another two weeks. Yet another man in Hedmark was fined NOK 10,000 for coughing and spitting at an employee of a doctor’s office in Stange in Hedmark.
Police are also seeking another man who coughed in the face of a security guard at a shopping center in Kongsvinger, along with two others who were stopped while driving on a backroad near the Swedish border at Magnor. They’d been in Sweden and allegedly were trying to avoid two weeks in quarantine upon their return.
“These incidents show that it’s unfortunately necessary to prosecute violations of quarantine regulations, and frighteningly audacious behaviour,” Welhaven told NRK.