PHOTOS: Long queues at the testing stations at the University of Oslo

Testing UiOPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

Tuesday’s start of testing at test stations at the University of Oslo (UiO) has been demanding. There has been a lot of activity, which has led to long queues.

The testing stations were opened at Blindern so that students and staff at the university have the opportunity to test themselves for corona. 

22-year-old Mina Kolstad, who is studying international studies at the University of Oslo (UiO), told news bureau NTB that the idea is very good but that the scheme does not work optimally if one has to stand in line for several hours before getting tested.

Had to wait an hour and a half in line

“I had to stand in line for over an hour and a half on Wednesday night, even though I arrived quite late in the evening. They finally had to close the queue already at 8:00 PM because there were so many people in line, even though the testing station is open until 10:00 PM,” she said.

According to director of the health service Trond Morten Nejad-Trondsen at the Student Association in Oslo, employees and students have responded well to the testing drive. 

Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

Limited capacity

At the same time, he is aware that the test capacity of 2,000 people a week means that not everyone can test themselves at once.

“If there is a long queue or a small capacity, come back. The goal is for as many people as possible to get tested during the week,” Trondsen added.

He noted that work is being done to increase capacity.

“It has been a demanding start on Tuesday, but we are gaining experience,” he told NTB.

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