Norway’s FHI comments on increasing corona infection in several countries: “Source of some unrest”

Frode ForlandPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB
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Several countries in Europe are now experiencing a new wave of corona infection. The FHI is closely following developments.

“Now we see that the infection is increasing again in several countries. It is a source of a certain amount of unrest,” Frode Forland at the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) told TV 2.

At the end of February, the infection began to increase again in Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, England, and Switzerland, among others.

An analysis from NBC News shows that the infection trend is increasing in almost half of the European countries.

Infection in Norway

In Norway, the infection is decreasing in almost all counties, and the peak of the infection wave was probably reached one or two weeks ago, according to the FHI.

New infections can occur, says Forland, but he emphasizes that Norway is well equipped for a new virus variant or a new wave of infection.

“The situation is completely different now that we have a fully vaccinated population where many have also been infected. That makes us well-protected against serious illness in the case of a new variant,” Forland said.

Health Director Bjørn Guldvog also closely monitors the situation in European countries.

“It is possible that we can get such a situation in Norway as well, but we believe that the infection is now gradually declining. We do not have any guarantee for this, but so far, it looks good,” Guldvog noted.

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

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