Grimstad: 4,000 people end up in quarantine after major corona outbreak

Corona testingPhoto: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB

In Grimstad, 55 coronavirus cases have been registered after a major outbreak. The Municipality expects the number to increase. About 4,000 people have been quarantined.

“This is still an extremely demanding situation. Now, we are getting help from our neighboring municipalities with the testing,” communications manager Petter N. Toldnæs in Grimstad Municipality told Fædrelandsvennen on Wednesday night.

The Municipality’s crisis management team met on Wednesday to discuss possible measures to prevent the further spread of the infection but ended up not introducing any new measures.

Skretting: We are following the situation closely

“So far, we have the recommendations to limit social activity and an increased degree of testing. The next few days will show whether action is needed. We are following the situation closely,” Mayor Beate Skretting (H) said at a press conference on Wednesday, according to newspaper VG.

The Municipality will meet the County Governor and representatives from the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) on Friday to discuss the situation further.

Earlier Wednesday, the Municipality advised everyone to refrain from social gatherings. At the same time, authorities recommended that everyone between the ages of 15 and 20 gets tested.

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