Norwegian authorities are ready to send Norwegian health personnel to Sweden, the Ministry of Health and Care Services told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).
According to NRK, Norway has not yet received a formal inquiry from Sweden, but the Ministry of Health and Care Services says they will help Sweden if they receive a request.
“We have not received a request for assistance from Sweden,” State Secretary Maria Jahrmann Bjerke in the Ministry of Health and Care Services told NRK, adding that the Ministry would consider such a request positively.
On Saturday, it was also announced that Finland would help Sweden, which is experiencing one of its worst health crises in recent times.
In Sweden, 320,098 have so far been diagnosed with coronavirus, while the number of corona-related deaths has risen to 7,514.
Bjerke says that a health contingency agreement is in place between the Nordic countries.
“The agreement allows for the sharing and transport of assistance in health care, including hospital treatment. We must assess our capacity if we receive an inquiry about a specific need,” Bjerke said.
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