Thyra Dane

Author of Romance. Blogs about Scandinavia, Vikings and books.

Corona has hit Scandinavia and Iceland hard. We have so many sick people, but fortunately “only” two who have died so far; one in Sweden and one in Norway.

The number of sick in Norway has exploded. Graphic: VG

Norway has 933 people sick, Sweden 813, Denmark 801, Iceland 117 (which is a huge number for a country of only 350,000 people) and Finland 144. All numbers are according to this great site for updated corona-information.

Luckily we “only” have two dead as of today, one in Sweden and one in Norway. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that this number stay low!

Countries closed

On Wednesday the prime minister of Denmark declared all schools, bars, large gatherings etc closed. Yesterday the prime minister of Norway did the same.

This is a huge blow for many small businesses and also for the everyday life of Danes and Norwegians.

But we need to do something to break that dangerous curve of more and more people infected and the best way is to make sure everyone stays at home.

Borders closed

The Danish prime minister just announced that the Danish borders will be closed until April 13th. We can probably expect the other Nordic countries to do the same soon.

5 thoughts on “Norway and Denmark are closed due to corona

  1. gwynwyvar says:

    Good luck, and stay safe. Hope you and your loved ones are all ok – and stay that way!

    1. Thyra Dane says:

      We are well for now, but I worry about my 94 yo MIL
      I hope you stay well as well!

      1. gwynwyvar says:

        *cross fingers*

  2. fffbone says:

    Some crazy shit. Be careful.

    1. Thyra Dane says:

      Thank you! You too <3

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