Report: Despite targeted measures, corona infection is still greatest among immigrants in Norway

Migrants in OsloPhoto: Thomas Brun / NTB
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Infection-reducing measures aimed at immigrants in Norway have probably worked, but the group is still overrepresented in infection statistics, according to a new report from the National Institute of Public Health (FHI).

The FHI’s preliminary results from the research work on the effect of infection-reducing measures aimed at immigrants show that the group still tops the infection statistics despite the fact that the measures had an effect.

“Measures initiated to reduce infection in the immigrant population have worked as intended, even though they have not removed the overrepresentation,” department director Thor Indseth at the FHI, who is the editor of the report, stated.

According to the report, this applies in particular to measures to lower the threshold for testing and measures in connection with travel.

Throughout the pandemic, there has been a significant over-representation in detected infection and hospitalizations in people born outside Norway. This is due to a combination of factors, such as delays in infection tracing, communication challenges, different travel activity, and socioeconomic differences, NTB writes.

The final report will be published in the autumn when the research project is completed.

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

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