Norway to tighten up Covid-19 constraints, PM says

Norway to tighten up Covid-19 restrictions, PM states


OSLO: Norway will even more tighten its coronavirus constraints today in order to limit the spread of the virus, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere informed news firm NTB on Monday.
“The situation is severe. The spread of infection is too high and we need to do something about it to restrict this development,” he stated.
Norway is setting record highs both in regards to brand-new Covid-19 infections and in regards to hospitalisations, partly due to the spread of the Omicron variation of the coronavirus.
In a new threat evaluation launched on Monday, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) recommended the government act quickly.
“An absence of action now might lead to large negative effects for society, not just for health services and towns,” the FHI composed.

Released at Mon, 13 Dec 2021 10:57:56 -0600

Taxi for Vladimir: Putin says he drove taxi after Soviet fall


MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated the collapse of the Soviet Union spelled completion of “historic Russia,” exposing he drove a taxi to make ends fulfill following the USSR’s fall.
Putin, a previous representative of the Soviet Union’s KGB security services, who has formerly lamented the USSR’s fall, said the disintegration 3 decades ago remains a “catastrophe” for “most people”.
The comments, reported by state-run news firm RIA Novosti Sunday, were excerpts from an upcoming movie by broadcaster Channel One, called “Russia. Current History”.
“After all, what is the collapse of the Soviet Union? This is the collapse of historical Russia under the name of the Soviet Union,” the Russian leader was mentioned as stating.
A loyal servant of the Soviet Union, Putin was dismayed when it broke down, when calling the collapse “the biggest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century”.
Putin is delicate to the viewed expansion of Western military aspirations into ex-Soviet nations and Russia this week required that NATO officially scrap a 2008 decision to open its door to Georgia and Ukraine.
Completion of the Union brought with it a duration of intense economic instability that plunged many into poverty, as freshly independent Russia transitioned from communism to industrialism.
RIA-Novosti, reporting from excerpts of the documentary, stated Putin had actually exposed that he worked sometimes as a taxi driver to improve his income.
“Often I needed to earn additional money,” Putin said.
“I mean, earn extra cash by automobile, as a personal driver. It’s undesirable to talk about to be truthful but, regrettably, that was the case.”
Russia was the centre of the Soviet Union that grew to consist of 15 republics from the Baltics in the West to Central Asia.
In 1991, wrecked by financial concerns the Soviet Union broke down and Russia ended up being an independent nation.

Released at Sun, 12 Dec 2021 16:17:20 -0600