Oslo plans to reduce corona testing capacity

Robert SteenPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

In the autumn, the coronavirus testing capacity in Oslo will be reduced. According to Health Councilor Robert Steen (AP), this will mean a reduction in the number of employees at the test stations.

According to the Health Agency, a total test capacity of 4% is planned from October 1, 2021. In other words, 4% of Oslo’s population will be able to be tested weekly, newspaper Avisa Oslo writes.

At present, the capacity is 5%.

“This means a reduction from 364 to 155 employees at the test stations,” Steen noted.

Phasing out

The further phasing out will take place through the closure of the test stations at Aker Hospital and Bryn fire station. The opening hours at Mortensrud, Rommen, and Adamstuen on the weekends will be limited.

“Between October 1 and the turn of the year, there is a need to have some capacity with private actors for contingency reasons, among other things. It gives us more legs to stand on and increased flexibility for the inhabitants by giving them access to testing spread around the city,” Steen added.

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