One in ten can be tested at Oslo Airport

Test center for coronavirus in the arrivals hall at Oslo AirportJessheim.Test center for coronavirus in the arrivals hall at Oslo Airport.Photo: Fredrik Hagen / NTB scanpix

About 10 percent of the passengers at Oslo Airport who come from abroad take the voluntary Coronavirus test. Half a percent are infected.

Ullensaker municipality is responsible for infection control at the airport and the municipality established a test station for Coronavirus infection on Thursday 13 August.

After nearly two weeks of operation and around 4,500 tests performed, the census shows that 10 percent of travelers choose to be tested. The number of positive tests has been stable since the opening. Of the total number of samples taken in the first 10 days, around 0.5 percent were positive

– “It is interesting that as few as 0.5 percent of those tested are positive with the Coronavirus. Although the figure does not give a good picture, it is still an indication that the import of infection from abroad via Oslo Airport is lower than we feared. The proportion of positive tests is at about the same level as the national figures in recent weeks,” says acting municipal chief physician Tom Sundar in Ullensaker.

Foreign nationals make up 22 percent of those who have been tested, the rest are returning Norwegians.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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