Norwegian Directorate of Health sends out 1 million rapid tests to the country’s municipalities

Espen Rostrup NakstadPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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The Norwegian Directorate of Health is sending out one million rapid tests to all of the country’s 356 municipalities in order for the municipalities to be prepared for outbreaks.

The tests can be used to test children and young people under the age of 18, who can now be tested instead of going into quarantine, the Norwegian Directorate of Health wrote in a press release on Wednesday.

“The municipalities have been encouraged to order quick tests. Several municipalities have already done this, but many municipalities do not have rapid antigen tests intended for sampling or use as self-tests,” assistant health director Espen Rostrup Nakstad noted.

He added that the directorate is aware that some municipalities will now receive more tests than they will be able to use during the pandemic.

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

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