Corona outbreak reported in Gamvik Municipality

Corona testingPhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB
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A total of 13 people in Gamvik Municipality have tested positive for coronavirus. Twelve of the cases were registered over the weekend. The outbreak originated from a kindergarten.

Gamvik Municipality, with barely 1,000 inhabitants, is now experiencing an outbreak of infection, iFinnmark writes.

One case was confirmed on Friday, and 12 new positive tests were reported through the weekend. The municipal chief medical officer in Gamvik, Håkon Furu, says that 13 people are in isolation. Seven are children with connections to the kindergarten, while the remaining are adults connected to kindergarten children or the kindergarten.

“We are not closing down, but we’re following national guidelines. As far as possible, we will keep kindergarten and school open as normal,” Furu said.

“There are several things that indicate that we should stay open. We are dependent on the parents’ children coming to work, be it in the health care system or other socially critical functions. We want the adults to stay at work,” Furu stated.

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

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