20 have been diagnosed with coronavirus after testing at airports

Opening of a new test center for coronavirus at Oslo Airport GardermoenJessheim.Opening of a new test center for coronavirus at Oslo Airport Gardermoen.Photo : Fredrik Hagen / NTB scanpix
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After the test centers for corona opened at Norwegian airports, 8,607 have been tested. 20 of them have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The government decided earlier this month to set up 21 corona test centers for travelers from abroad. Most of the centers are now in operation.

“At Oslo Airport, 4,100 passengers have been tested since the start, a week and a half ago. This amounts to just over 10 per cent of those who have arrived. Of these, 17 have tested positive for COVID-19. Most have come from red countries,” stated Health Director Bjørn Guldvog at the health authorities’ corona press conference on Tuesday.

The other major airports have also put test centers in place:

* At Bergen Airport, 2,000 have been tested – 1 person has been diagnosed with infection.

* At Stavanger Airport, 1,157 have been tested – 1 person has been diagnosed with infection.

* At Trondheim airport, 800 have been tested – 1 person has been diagnosed with infection.

* At Torp Airport, 550 have been tested – no one has been diagnosed with infection.

On Tuesday, another test center opened, this time at Svinesund on the border with Sweden.

“Through this mechanism, we have found some that have brought infection into the country, and which we could detect at an early stage. So this has worked,” says Guldvog.

He emphasizes that you can be infected even if the test is negative, and that the quarantine rules apply regardless.

“If you come from a country that requires quarantine, you must be in quarantine even if you take the test,” he states.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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