Blood bank introduces quarantine to prevent virus spread

Blood donor at the blood bank at the St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, NorwayBlood donor at the blood bank at the St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / SCANPIX

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To prevent coronavirus infection, the Blodbanken in Oslo has introduced a quarantine period for blood donors who have traveled through an international airport in the last 14 days, reports NRK.

On Monday morning, the blood bank sent an SMS to blood donors who have an appointment within the next two weeks.

In the SMS, they inform about the new quarantine guidelines, which they put in connection with the outbreak of the Chinese pulmonary virus, according to the channel.

– The Blodbanken has chosen to take a “precautionary approach”, Blodbanken in Oslo writes on its website.

They further state that the quarantine does not apply if you have traveled by plane domestically, even though you have traveled through Oslo airport.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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1 Comment on "Blood bank introduces quarantine to prevent virus spread"

  1. That makes total sense.

    And as long as they can have enough donors there’s no reason to take any risks

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