Corona situation in Molde escalates, 500 people in quarantine

SchoolPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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The number of coronavirus infection cases in Molde is constantly increasing.

On Sunday evening, the municipality described the infection situation at Langmyra school as “complex.”

Already on Saturday, municipal chief physician Cato Innerdal described the situation in Molde as dramatic – and pointed out that the level of infection in the city had risen to three times the “red” level, more than in March, according to Romsdals Budstikke.

On Saturday, several employees, teachers, and close contacts at Langmyra school were quarantined after a student at the school tested positive. 

A ban on organized activities

On Sunday night, it became clear that a student in a parallel class was also infected, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported.

That led to the municipal authorities imposing an immediate ban on all organized activities for all students at Langmyra school.

Several affected handball and football teams have also been notified, and several have canceled autumn camps, handball schools, football schools, and training until further notice.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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1 Comment on "Corona situation in Molde escalates, 500 people in quarantine"

  1. Just appeared on Washington Post:
    Coronavirus
    CDC says airborne transmission plays a role in virus spread in a long-awaited update after a website error last month

    The update officially acknowledges evidence that people farther than six feet apart can become infected by tiny droplets that float in the air for minutes and hours, and that they play a role in the pandemic.
    By Lena H. Sun and Ben Guarino

    ***

    This was already confirmed all the way back on 9 March 2020 in the South China Morning Post article about the study of infection on a bus which I was quoting (on here and everywhere) back then:

    Coronavirus can travel twice as far as official ‘safe distance’ and stay in air for 30 minutes, Chinese study finds

    Authorities advise people to stay 1-2 metres apart, but researchers found that a bus passenger infected fellow travellers sitting 4.5 metres away

    The scientists behind the research said their investigation also highlighted the importance of wearing face masks because of the length of time it can linger

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