Now it is extra important that the sick stay at home

SickSick.Photo: Terje Bendiksby / SCANPIX .

“As society opens gradually, people become more in contact with others than before. Then it is extra important that the sick stay at home,” says Espen Rostrup Nakstad.

The Assistant Director of Health also emphasizes the importance of everyone continuing to wash their hands frequently and thoroughly, and that everyone keeps at least one meter away from each other.

The Directorate of Health now has a strong focus on what is called the TISK strategy, which is based on testing, isolation, infection tracking and quarantine.

“We are now in a situation where we can start testing everyone with symptoms of coronavirus disease, including those with mild symptoms, so that they can be isolated and not infect others,” says Nakstad.

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1 Comment on "Now it is extra important that the sick stay at home"

  1. … except with *this* thing, people don’t know they’re infected/sick for up to 14 days, and they are contagious all that time.

    And we have known this for WELL over a month.

    … which is – again – why *everyone* should be facemasking out in public.

    And again, again, this isn’t rocket science.

    I sent in an e-mail/appeal to the Ruter/bus administration via the Ruter webpage for at least public transportation workers *and passengers* to (be required to) wear facemasks. (Again, London’s Mayor Khan has appealed to Britain’s Tory/Conservative government to authorize that, because so many bus drivers have sickened and died.)

    And I got back a SNARKY reply that their every-other-seat “social distancing” policy – which according to that South China Morning Post article about infection on buses is NOT adequate – was based on Norway official guidelines, and if I didn’t like it, I should find other means of transportation.

    Except being a pensjonist who cannot afford my own bil/car (and doesn’t want one, to avoid the hassle and polluting the atmosphere more), public transportation is my ONLY means of transportation, and their obviously inadequate policy is subjecting me and the MANY others like me to deadly risk.

    Are Prime Minister Solberg, health minister Hoie, FHI’s Camilla Stoltenberg, education minister Melby, and the others responsible for this anti-everyone-masking policy using public transportation to their work sites? If they honestly believe in it, they should be, shouldn’t they?

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