Police asked to intervene after queue chaos at Bergen corona testing station

Coronavirus testingPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

Chaos erupted at the test station in Fyllingsdalen after Bergen’s emergency service announced that they were fully booked for coronavirus testing. Police were asked to intervene.

The queues at the test station in Fyllingsdalen were so long on Tuesday that the police had to intervene and handle the situation.

“The police have been informed that there is a five-hour waiting time at the test station in Fyllingsdalen,” operations manager Stine Mjelde at the Western Police District told newspaper Bergens Tidende just after 10:30 AM.

The queues formed after Bergen municipality stated that it does not have any more testing capacity on Tuesday. 

Wednesday is also being filled up, the municipality stated on its website.


The municipality stated that people who have symptoms are given priority. 

Furthermore, authorities asked everyone who is already in quarantine to wait to be tested, as quarantine means that they are not in danger of spreading the infection.

The municipality is working to increase testing capacity.

The infection rate in Bergen is high. 

On Monday, the municipality stated that nine new corona cases were registered in the last 24 hours. 

On Tuesday afternoon, Bergen’s City Council will announce new anti-corona measures.

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