The Directorate of Health confirms that there was no trace of the coronavirus in the Norwegians who returned from Wuhan on Friday.
On Friday night, the Foreign Ministry announced that three Norwegians had been brought home from the virus-stricken Wuhan area in China.
– “They have been tested on the basis that they have been in this vulnerable area. This was done to make sure that they did not bring the infection back with them,” emergency preparedness director Steinar Olsen in the Directorate of Health told NTB on Friday night.
On Saturday, the Directorate of Health confirms that the results of the tests are clear and that they do not show traces of corona infection.
Thus, there are so far no confirmed cases of the covid-19 virus in Norway.
Wuhan is the city where the new coronavirus was discovered in December last year. The city has over 11 million inhabitants and is the capital of Hubei Province.
In mainland China, until Saturday, more than 76,000 infected persons were registered, of whom 2,345 died. Most were in the Hubei Province.
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