Nawaz tells Aftenposten that he has traveled to Pakistan due to illness in the family.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel that is not strictly necessary to all countries. That advice applies until 15 May.
Oslo is the city with the greatest infection pressure in the country, and the highest infection rates are at Stovner. The infection pressure is 1,348 infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks.
Criticized FHI’s vaccination strategy: – It’s completely wrong
In February, Rashid Nawaz went out in Dagbladet and called the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) vaccine strategy a failure.
– It’s completely wrong. FHI should have thought differently and talked to us. Oslo is the pot that is most exposed. Here we get almost everything, and especially in the districts of Groruddalen. We should prioritize over others in the first place, he told the newspaper.
City council leader: – It applies to everyone
To NTB, City Councilor Raymond Johansen emphasizes that the main rule is “do not travel”.
– It applies to everyone. Then someone may have very special reasons to leave anyway. Then I assume that they maintain good infection control wherever they go, and that they return the quarantine rules when they return home, says Johansen.
The wife appealed to stay home – her husband left anyway
Nawaz is the second Stovner politician to travel to Pakistan in a short time. This week it emerged that Conservative politician Aamir Sheikh carried out a trip he booked just over the New Year.
– I was basically going on a business trip, and then I was told that my father is ill. I will encourage everyone not to travel, as long as it is not strictly necessary, Sheikh told VG.
The trip took place at the same time as his wife Afshan Rafiq (H), who was at home in Oslo, in an appeal to NRK Debatten asked people not to travel abroad.