In Norway: the army for the first time since 1905 patrols the border with Sweden


The Norwegian press reports the appearance of paramilitary patrols on the border with Sweden. Reportedly, to strengthen border protection, the Norwegian authorities decided to use the army, which should assist the border structures. At the same time, it is actually recognized that the border structures on the border with Sweden over the past few years have performed more formal functions. Now the situation has changed.


Recall that Sweden continues to be one of the few countries in the world where a universal regime of self-isolation (quarantine) for citizens has not been introduced. Swedish experts believe that in order to reduce risks, the self-isolation regime should be supported only by senior citizens. In Sweden, cafes and restaurants, beauty salons, cinemas and other public places did not close.

Norway decided that such a regime in a neighboring country poses a serious threat. Even journalists are advised against crossing the Swedish border.

According to the Norwegian press, in fact, for the first time since 1905 - since the collapse of the so-called Swedish-Norwegian Union - checks began by paramilitary patrols at border posts throughout the Norwegian-Swedish border.

Against this background, questions have arisen in Norway itself: if the Norwegian military was exempted from the need to participate in exercises and maneuvers due to the danger of contracting a new coronavirus, then why is it not considered to be involved in patrolling the border with Sweden that is dangerous for them?

The Norwegian command responds by saying that Norwegian military personnel are temporarily banned from participating in military exercises abroad, and on the territory of Norway itself this ban was not actually introduced.

For your information:

COVID-19 in Sweden (population 10,3 million) - 10151 detected cases of infection, 887 deaths;
indicators in Norway (population 5,4 million) - 6360 cases of infection detected, 114 deaths.
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  1. Doccor18 April 11 2020 15: 35 New
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    Covid19 is the enemy of globalization.
    Even the most tolerant Scandinavians remembered about the borders.
    1. Mebius April 11 2020 15: 47 New
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      COVID-19 in Sweden (population 10,3 million) - 10151 detected cases of infection, 887 deaths;

      Somewhere forever on strike? Here is the result .. hi
    2. Terenin April 11 2020 20: 16 New
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      ... the regime of self-isolation should be supported only by citizens (citizens) of the older generation. In Sweden, cafes and restaurants, beauty salons, cinemas and other public places did not close
      but at the same time, literally,
      “under no circumstances shall they prevent peaceful and unfortunate refugees from their right to a safe life in Sweden”
      really the Swedes "went roof"? belay fool
      1. Olgovich April 11 2020 21: 18 New
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        Quote: Terenin
        really the Swedes "went roof"?

        and for a long time, frenzied people rule the ball: they rape, shoot (90% of such crimes are theirs), but the statistics are hidden so ... not to offend the frenzied .... belay fool

        The same situation in the virus: they have mortality ... FOUR TIMES higher than Norwegian and Danish! And ... sit straight, do not blow into the mustache ...

        And the people there, that there, are approximately the same.

        Those. actually sick in Sweden four times and higher, i.e. 45 thousand, not 10 thousand

        The Swedish epidemiologist in the ..NORWEGIAN (!) Newspaper (they don’t give at home) writes that the country is going to catastrophe due to the lack of isolation ....
    3. Terenin April 11 2020 20: 21 New
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      Quote: Doccor18
      Covid19 is the enemy of globalization.
      Even the most tolerant Scandinavians remembered about the borders.

      Yes, friendship is friendship, and
      COVID-19
      the same little tobacco that breaks their European values request
  2. Mountain shooter April 11 2020 15: 57 New
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    The Swedes are clearly “cheating” with statistics ... the Swedish model of social economy has clearly shown that it is not social at all ... and it has no margin of safety. Put them in quarantine, the tax flow will stop, and all at once "fall" ... They are cruel with their own. But they do not have oil, like the Norwegians.
    And the Norwegians suspect that it’s just there ... and close the border ...
    1. mvg
      mvg April 11 2020 16: 39 New
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      And the Norwegians suspect that it’s just there ...

      Is mathematics really tight?
      1. Mountain shooter April 11 2020 17: 05 New
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        Quote: mvg
        Is mathematics really tight?

        Naive? If statistics are written "from the ceiling", then what kind of math?
  3. svp67 April 11 2020 16: 07 New
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    Against this background, questions have arisen in Norway itself: if the Norwegian military was exempted from the need to participate in exercises and maneuvers in connection with the danger of contracting a new coronavirus, then why are they not considered dangerous for them to patrol the border with Sweden?
    But is there anyone else who can go there to strengthen border guards?
    COVID-19 in Sweden (population 10,3 million) - 10151 detected cases of infection, 887 deaths;

    indicators in Norway (population 5,4 million) - 6360 cases of infection detected, 114 deaths.

    It seems that in Sweden they decided not to backtrack on the "old unkind" Scandinavian traditions and in difficult times decided to get rid of the weak ...
    1. sabakina April 11 2020 16: 45 New
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      Gray, I’ve definitely visited VO, not a porn site? See comments above.
  4. knn54 April 11 2020 16: 25 New
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    The Swedish occupational health and safety department has banned the police, ambulance, fire and emergency services from using respirators of the Skyddsmask 90 model, since this respirator does not have the CE marking - a special mark on the product that certifies that the product complies with the basic requirements of the European Union directives
    The most interesting thing is that respirators were designed for the Swedish Armed Forces a quarter century ago to protect against chemical and biological threats. The respirator meets all the basic requirements of the EU, but there is no labeling (then not yet applied). As from such is not "fenced off".
    1. sabakina April 11 2020 17: 07 New
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      And what surprises you if they live according to the instructions, in which everything is clearly described ... It's not us, when you can’t, but really want to, then you can ...
  5. Paul Siebert April 11 2020 16: 55 New
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    European borders are starting to crack.
    Finns will soon remember that they also have a border with Sweden ... wink
  6. Operator April 11 2020 17: 05 New
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    You can’t understand Frozen Scandinavians - enter / do not enter quarantine, all the same, per thousand inhabitants, the number of cases is the same laughing
    Or do the Norwegians know something about the muhlezh of the Swedish Ministry of Health with statistics on coronavirus?
  7. Eirik Krause April 11 2020 17: 56 New
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    It's cool, because the borders there existed only on paper: when changing the crew in Alesund, we ourselves traveled by bus from Murmansk through Sweden and back without any control, however, as through Finland: by the way, the Swedes willingly accept Norwegian krones to pay, changing them at the exchange rate for Swedish right at gas stations and languages ​​like Norwegian what Swedish what Danish are identical I imagine what kind of chaos is going on there because of the pandemic.
  8. faterdom April 11 2020 18: 01 New
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    This is where NATO maneuvers can be carried out - on the Norwegian-Swedish border.
    And you don’t need to invent a legend - Sweden wants to infect Norway and take possession of its oil!
    Absurd? Well, no more than "Russia wants to attack Latvia and take away .... sprats (?)"
  9. marshes April 11 2020 18: 27 New
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    Well, what have they introduced on patrol, what will change. Where the offenders will be placed until the special units are built up, this will be a futile task, and even the army men or border guards will become infected. After service, they go home to families.
  10. Lara Croft April 12 2020 03: 20 New
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    To strengthen border protection, the Norwegian authorities decided to use the army, which should assist the border structures.

    It could be strengthened by the military police, to attract a "havern" for the weekend ....
    The armed forces should be engaged in combat training ..... especially since all Norwegian NEs consist of one MBR. and a couple mb, and the length of the border with Sweden, to put it mildly, is big ...