Health institute: We expect the mutated coronavirus from England to spread in Norway

Corona patientPhoto: Tore Meek / NTB
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In a new risk assessment, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) warns that new variants of the coronavirus, including the mutated virus from England, will spread in Norway.

“We consider it probable that the variant from England is more contagious and that it will – sooner or later – spread in Norway,” department director Line Vold at the FHI noted in a press release on Monday.

In the assessment, the Institute writes that new mutations and more infectious variants of the coronavirus will occur. 

Still, the FHI’s recommendations to the government remain the same.

“The epidemic must be kept under control so that the capacity of the health service is not overloaded. 

“If and when these more infectious variants become more widespread in the country, it will require more (effort)to keep them under control,” Vold said.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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