27 March 2020 – Strengthening of emergency preparedness capacity

This item is sourced from the CCCSL: CSH Covid-19 Control Strategies List co-ordinated by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Resource allocation
Sectors Involved: Emergency response mechanisms
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the nature and level of the risks facing Norwegian society. The Government is therefore strengthening Norway’s emergency preparedness capacity in order to respond to the current situation, including an allocation of NOK 232 million for the recruitment of up to 400 people to undertake active service with the police. The Government is also providing additional funding to the Norwegian Civil Security Clearance Authority, the Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM), NGOs, and are working with the local administrations of Svalbard and Longyearbyen.
Full details here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/norwegian-government-strengthens-emergency-preparedness-capacity/id2695512/