Norwayâ€™s prime minister, Erna Solberg, has been fined 20,000 kroner (â‚¬2,000) for breaking coronavirus rules by organizing a family gathering to celebrate her 60th birthday.
The event, which took place at a restaurant on February 25, involved 13 family members, more than the 10 allowed under the countryâ€™s lockdown rules. Solberg didnâ€™t attend the meal because of a hospital visit.
â€œEven if the law is the same for everyone, not everyone is equal,â€ Police Commissioner Ole SÃ¦verud said at a press conference Friday, Le Figaro reported. â€œMs. Solberg is the countryâ€™s most important elected representative and has, on several occasions, been the leading figure in the governmentâ€™s decisions on measures to curb the pandemic.â€
Last month, Solberg apologized on Facebook, acknowledging that Norwegians were â€œangry and disappointedâ€ with her actions.
Authorities have not investigated another meal organized the day after the first gathering with 14 family members in attendance at Solbergâ€™s rented flat.