Infection control officer: Winter may be the cause of the increase in corona infection in Tromsø

TromsøPhoto: Rune Stoltz Bertinussen / NTB
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The chief infection control officer believes that the increase in corona infection in Tromsø could be a warning of what Norway can expect over the winter.

The distance requirement is gone, the minus degrees are here, and people are spending time together indoors in Tromsø. This may have contributed to the city having more than 30 new corona infection cases per day.

“Now we see the effect of the fact that winter has come and more people are moving indoors,” infection control chief Trond Brattland in Tromsø told the newspaper Nordlys.

In addition to the infection control measures being repealed, the vaccination in Tromsø is still underway. Local medical authorities estimate that 5,000 people have not received the first dose of the vaccine, and 10,000 people are waiting to be fully vaccinated.

“Taking the vaccine is voluntary. And we don’t intend to find scapegoats here. But if we manage to reach this group and increase vaccination, we will also reduce the R-number,” Brattland said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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