The Norwegian Institute of Public Health will not quarantine people who may have been in contact with virus-infected people in China. Instead, they are asked to stay home.
To VG, Head of Department Line Vold in FHI informs that it will not be relevant to put people who may have had contact with infected in quarantine. A Norwegian who has been to Wuhan has been brought home from Madrid along with four Danes in a Danish military aircraft.
– Upon arrival in Norway, the individual will be followed up by their local health care system according to the advice given by the Institute of Public Health to health services, and the follow-up of the individual will be individually adapted, Vold told the newspaper.
Thus, Norway does not follow up the practice as several other countries, including the United States, Australia and France, which have placed repatriated citizens in the 14-day quarantine after returning home.
FHI’s infection control guard informs the newspaper that people who have been in contact with people who are sick with the new coronavirus have a high risk of infection and are asked to stay home, what they are calling ‘home quarantine’.
On the other hand, people who have been to Wuhan but have not had contact with infected people have a low probability of being infected. They are asked to monitor for possible symptoms and report if they notice anything.
On Saturday, the Public Health Institute stated that they had analyzed eleven samples, and none of them have given positive results on the Wuhan virus. The samples are from people with respiratory symptoms who have recently been in outbreaks in China, or have had contact with people who are infected.
The schedule is updated twice a week, and the last update was Friday.
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