Bergen increases Covid-19 test capacity

Korona testingKorona testing.Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB scanpix

The Bergen City Council is stepping up the test capacity with 3,000 tests a week, and has decided that the municipality will enter into an agreement on the purchase of test capacity from private individuals.

– “At the same time as we now meet the state’s expectations for test capacity, we have today, according to the precautionary principle, decided to increase the municipality’s test and hotel capacity. We increase the weekly test capacity by 3,000 tests a week, over a three-week period. We are also increasing the hotel capacity by up to 100 rooms to have the necessary preparedness,” says City Councilor Roger Valhammer (Labor).

Since Thursday, 16 new cases of Coronavirus infection have been reported in Bergen. With the exception of three, all of the infected in the age group are 19–27 years and are considered part of the student community.

On Friday, the news also came that six new students at the Norwegian School of Management (NHH) in Bergen have been confirmed infected with the coronavirus. A total of 117 students have been infected.

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