Sick people in cabins ask for help from the Red Cross

cabinsCabins.Photo: Geir Olsen / NTB scanpix
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The Red Cross has been contacted over the weekend by sick people in their cabins who want help directly from the Red Cross to get home.

That’s what the Red Cross writes in a press release on Sunday morning.

The Red Cross mentions the exit areas in Viken and Inland, where the inquiries have flowed in.

“Now it is more important than ever that people who feel sick to use local health services, so that the Red Cross can prioritize the most important tasks,” says Kjersti Løvik, National Councilor of the Red Cross Relief Corps.

She expects more inquiries when many will return home from the mountains on Sunday.

– “We are in readiness all over the country for both exploration actions and retrieval missions, but it must be made on behalf of the local AMK centers, they know the priorities best,” says Løvik.

Before the weekend, the Red Cross warned against traveling to cabins, both to avoid being prepared for missions in the mountains and to reduce the risk of infection.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) on Saturday once again urged people who traveled to their cabins to go back home and at the same time warned that if necessary, the Civil Defense will be called in to seek out people at the cabins and advise them to return home.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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