Foreign workers host party in quarantine hotel in Trondheim: “Most serious breach of rules so far”

Helge GaråsenPhoto: Ole Martin Wold / NTB

Trondheim Municipality has reported several foreign workers for violations of infection control legislation after the workers, among other things, had a party in a quarantine hotel.

“We have not had a group that has actively partied under quarantine before. They expose themselves, hotel employees, and others to risk by doing so. 

“This is the most serious case in Trondheim so far in terms of violations of the isolation regulations,” Helge Garåsen at Trondheim Municipality told newspaper Adresseavisen.

The report was issued after 25 workers arrived in Trondheim on January 5. They were quarantined by the employer they were to work for at the time. 

After two of the workers were diagnosed with infection and moved to a separate hotel, the remaining workers were placed in another quarantine hotel.

Parties, smoking breaks…

According to the report, the workers allegedly violated the infection control legislation on January 11, by, among other things, partying together. Four days later, seven of the workers were infected.

In the report, the Municipality states that the quarantine conditions were explained carefully to all the workers. 

The report states that the workers hung out with each other at the hotel, had parties and smoking breaks together. They were allegedly also a nuisance to the hotel’s other guests and stayed in the hotel’s common areas without using face masks.

“What we consider the most serious is that people in isolation, that is, people who have been diagnosed with infection, exposed others to infection by deliberately breaking the isolation rules,” Garåsen said.

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