Omicron variant confirmed in Norway – two cases registered in Øygarden

Virus-sequencing-testingPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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Two cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been confirmed in Øygarden Municipality. The two people who have been infected have been traveling in South Africa.

Øygarden states that two cases of the variant have been registered in the Municipality.

Mayor Tom Georg Indrevik says the two infected people have been traveling in South Africa.

“We have been in contact with the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) over the weekend, and extra precautions have been taken with regard to those who are infected with the omicron variant,” Indrevik noted.

On Tuesday, it became known that Ullensaker Municipality sent three positive corona test results for sequencing for the omicron variant.

On Monday, the government introduced several new measures related to this new virus variant. Among other things, the isolation period has been extended to seven days for people who test positive for corona and who may be infected with omicron. In addition, their household members and other close persons must be quarantined for ten days.

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

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