Brønnøy: Eleven people infected with corona, mayor fears mutated virus variant

BrønnøyPhoto: Carina Johansen / NTB
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A construction worker in Brønnøy tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday. Now the mayor fears that a mutated virus is spreading.

The worker tested positive at a routine test while he was going back to work on Sunday. Among his close contacts that were tested on Monday, there are ten more positive rapid tests.

“This creates fear that it could be a mutated virus. The situation is very serious and unclear,” Mayor Eilif Trælnes told Brønnøysund’s newspaper on Monday afternoon.

The Municipality said that all available resources were put into infection tracing.

“We fear it could be a mutated virus, so it is extremely important that everyone takes infection control and distance guidelines very seriously.

“If you have any symptoms of fever and respiratory problems – stay home and get tested right away. Extended opening hours at the test station will come during the day,” the Municipality reported.

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

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