66 new cases of infection in Bergen

BergenBergen.Photo: Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix
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Since Friday, 66 new cases of the Corona virus have been registered in Bergen. The municipality now encourages students to quarantine voluntarily.

The reason for the encouragement is that the cases of infection can be traced back to parties and other student events, and all those infected are aged 19 to 27 years of age.

– We encourage all young people who have been to a party to go into a self-imposed quarantine. This should last for ten days, said city councilor Roger Valhammer (Labour) at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

At the same time, it was rejected that it is relevant to introduce the use of face masks in the city.

– It may change if the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) changes its recommendation, but as of today we see no reason to deviate from FHI’s recommendation and introduce the use of face masks, said medical director in Bergen, Trond Egil Hansen, according to Bergens Tidende.

The Norwegian School of Management has reported a total of 58 cases of infection – 19 of them in the last 24 hours – and has from Monday stopped all in-person education at the school until 11 September.

– Our lectures have got good infection control measures, but we want to further contribute to all employees and students feeling safe, says principal Øystein Thøgersen according to K7 Bulletin – the school’s student newspaper.

On Monday afternoon, there was a queue at the school of students who wanted to be tested for the Corona virus.

BI Norwegian Business School has registered a total of four cases of infection since 1 August. The last case came over the weekend.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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