A hairdresser in Oslo has become the first business in Norway to be fined for continuing to serve customers despite the strict lock-down Norway brought in on March 12.
The owner of the salon, in the in the upmarket district of Majorstuen, has been fined 20,000 Norwegian kroner ($1,920) after police raided the premises last week.
“When we got there, there were several people still inside the room. There was a person who worked there,” Morten Reppen of the Oslo police told the country’s state broadcaster NRK. “He seemed to understand that this was not allowed.”
As part of Norway’s shutdown, gyms, hairdressers and skincare clinics were all ordered to shut their doors and stop accepting customers.