About 20 people spending Christmas in Narvik had to spend their vacation in isolation.
– People have been good at testing themselves, and we have detected many infected.
This is what the city’s chief medical officer, Thomas Holtstedt, says.
– As expected, there were many infected visitors, and we wanted to avoid the spread of infection in the local community, he says while praising vacationers for taking responsibility.
After infection rates for a period reached around 400 cases per 100,000, they have halved.
– The last time I looked at them, they showed 212 for the past week. It sounds good, I think it answers the question of how he assesses the situation in Narvik now.
Contagion procedures and people’s compliance with orders are believed to be the explanation.
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School start is now approaching after the Christmas holidays, and Thomas Holtstede says Narvik is following recommendations from the Norwegian Directorate of Health that all staff and pupils in primary, secondary and secondary schools can be tested for coronavirus infection before the first day of school.
– It’s a recommendation. We can’t ask anyone to check, but the municipality provides testing equipment for students who can be screened, he said.
The recommendation is that everyone use Monday to be tested.
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Parents should bring self-exams to their children. Delivery is carried out at testing stations to ensure adequate control of infection and personnel upon delivery, as stated in a letter from Narvik Municipality.
Tests can be taken over Christmas and on Monday, January 3rd. The test is supposed to be completed 24 hours before students go to school.
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