Norway’s FHI doesn’t believe new corona variants will increase infection before Christmas

Camilla StoltenbergPhoto: Annika Byrde / NTB
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According to the newspaper Aftenposten, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) does not think there will be more infection as a result of new coronavirus variants in Norway before Christmas.

“Globally, we don’t see variants that seem to be able to outperform the delta variant, which emerged almost a year ago,” the FHI wrote in its latest report.

“It is unlikely that a new variant will now lead to increased infection spread and challenges in Norway by Christmas,” the FHI added.

The report was sent to Minister of Health Bent Høie on September 20 but has been kept secret for five days – until the government announced the decision to reopen Norway.

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

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