Bergen closes school after several cases of infection

Brita ØygardPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB
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Nygård school in Bergen could be closed for up to two weeks after several cases of infection in recent weeks.

According to newspaper Bergens Tidende, the school has had a double-digit number of infections in recent weeks. 

Now, authorities are taking action, the newspaper writes.

“Since cases of infection are constantly appearing at Nygård school, we are now closing down (the school) to get a full overview. 

“The situation could be serious, so we take this very seriously,” Brita Øygard at Bergen Municipality noted.

Analysis needed

The school will now pause all physical education and meeting activities this week. 

The Municipality stated that they have no indications that anyone at the school is now infected with the English mutation of the coronavirus.

“But since the infection at the school has been passed on to others, we must go deeper and send samples for further examination,” Øygard said.

On Sunday, the Municipality registered three new corona cases. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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