66 passengers arriving at Gardermoen from abroad on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were corona positive

COVID testPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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Nearly 2 out of 100 corona tests at Gardermoen were positive in the middle of last week. In the same period of time, almost 2,000 foreign passengers avoided testing themselves.

Figures that news bureau NTB has received from the Norwegian Directorate of Health show that 66 passengers who arrived at Gardermoen from abroad on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday last week were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the test performed at the airport.

A total of 5,418 passengers arrived at Gardermoen from abroad these days. 

Among them, 3,501 were tested for coronavirus. That means that 1.9% of those who tested themselves were diagnosed with COVID-19.

During these three days, 1,917 people left Gardermoen without being tested. 

In total, more than 6,200 people avoided testing themselves after coming from abroad in the January 2-7 period, according to Ullensaker Municipality.

From January 2, it became mandatory for all travelers from “red” countries to test themselves within 24 hours of arrival in Norway. 

According to the government, the test should mainly be done at the border station, but it can also be done in the municipality people travel to.

Infection cases at Flesland

The statistics show that the number of corona cases detected at the border station at Gardermoen has risen sharply since the new rules were introduced.

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in the week before the New Year (December 28-30), 3,575 travelers arrived at Gardermoen from abroad. 

Out of the total, only 763 were tested. Thirteen cases of infection were detected among those who tested themselves during these three days (1.7%).

The testing activity and the number of detected cases of infection have also risen sharply at Bergen Airport Flesland. 

Since testing at the airport started in August and up to the New Year, a total of 1,361 people were tested, according to the Norwegian Directorate of Health. 

After the introduction of mandatory testing, 4,449 people were tested in just over a week between 2 and 10 January.

Out of the total, 1% tested positive for coronavirus.

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

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