PHOTO: Tens of thousands of schoolchildren in Oslo are testing themselves for corona

Corona testPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

Today, tens of thousands of Oslo students are testing themselves for corona.

The goal is for all students to test themselves twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. In this way, Oslo schools will avoid sending lots of people into quarantine.

“We want our students to be able to be at school as much as possible, with the most normal everyday life possible. Mass testing is important to achieve this,” the director of education in Oslo Marte Gerhardsen noted.

A total of 20,000 students in upper secondary school and 20,000 at the lower secondary level in the Municipality will be tested.

In total, several million rapid tests have been sent to municipalities around the country for use in schools.

15-year-old Imran Abdi Kedir testing himself for corona in the classroom at Apalløkka school in Oslo. Photo Stian Lysberg Solum NTB

Regular testing

“What we see now is that schools must start regular testing of students rather than tracing each individual case. That is why we have sent out 3 million rapid tests in recent weeks to the municipalities so that students can largely test themselves,” assistant health director Espen Nakstad told NTB last week.

In Bergen, the upper secondary schools are in the process of testing all the students twice a week.

There are around 10,000 upper secondary students in the Municipality.

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