More than 50 corona-infected people from Poland arrived in Norway by plane last week

Airplane aircraftPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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More than 50 people have tested positive at the test stations at Torp and Gardermoen last week after arriving from Poland.

Municipal chief physician Ole Henrik Augestad in Sandefjord told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that the test station at Torp Airport has had a large increase in cases of infection from Poland in the last week. 

According to Augestad, almost all of the 22 who tested positive at the test station came from Poland.

“There is a large spread of infection in both Poland and other parts of Europe. We notice that in Norway now,” Augestad said.

Voluntary testing

Testing is voluntary, and around 30% of those who arrive in Torp want to get tested. 

Thus, there may be cases of infection that are not identified.

Last week, 80 people tested positive for corona at the test station at Gardermoen. 

Out of the total, 37 came from Poland, Ullensaker municipality stated.

Poland has been hit hard by the coronavirus and has registered 13,628 new corona cases in the last 24 hours, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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