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Twin Brothers In Different Countries Meet At Border During Coronavirus

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

The coronavirus pandemic has forced people to get creative in how they interact with their loved ones. Two brothers in Europe recently gave social distancing a whole new meaning.


The brothers, who are identical twins, live in Norway and Sweden. Due to rules about crossing the border during the outbreak, the brothers chose to meet on opposite sides of the line for lunch.

Twin Brothers Meet At Border During Coronavirus Pandemic

The brothers, Ola and Pontus, are 71 years old and live in Norway and Sweden, respectively. Because of the pandemic, Norwegians who cross the border into Sweden must go into a two-week quarantine when they return. Law enforcement is reportedly stationed at the Svinesund Bridge joining the two countries.

A photo of the brothers shows them sitting on opposite sides of the line, several feet away from each other, bundled up and drinking out of thermoses. According to a Reddit translation of a Norwegian story, Ola and Pontus usually call each other daily and meet up once a week.


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“As long as the border between Norway and Sweden is closed, we will continue to meet at the [border] bridge every Saturday at 11 AM,” Ola reportedly said, adding, “I would never have imagined that I would be told by the police that I could not hug my brother.” 

How People Are Staying Connected During The Pandemic

Even as officials urge us to stay farther apart from each other, the coronavirus pandemic is bringing people together in new and heartwarming ways. A photo of a 92-year-old man coloring his wife’s hair recently went viral, showing how loved ones care for each other in quarantine.


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People are also holding virtual events, like the couple who had to cancel their wedding and ended up celebrating with friends in Animal Crossing. Fans can even connect with their favorite celebrities in new ways, as late-night hosts present from their homes and stars post workouts and live performances on social media.

The world is getting through this together, even if we have to spend it apart.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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