Wuhan-infected in Norway may be required to stay home

Bjørn Guldvog, Director of Health.Photo: Helsedirektoratet

Norwegian people who are infected with the Wuhan virus and have a mild course of the disease will be asked to stay in isolation at home for two weeks.

This was stated by the Directorate of Health on Friday. The majority of those infected in other countries have had mild illness.

“In most cases, therefore, there will be no need for hospitalization. However, these patients must stay home and limit contact with others to avoid spreading infection,” says Bjørn Guldvog, Director of Health.

“Persons in isolation at home will naturally be followed up by the health service through daily telephone calls and receive health care if necessary,” says the Director of Health.

At the same time, some may be admitted to hospitals. So far, the information indicates that the virus is affecting people the hardest who already have a serious illness.

“It is therefore important that we protect the most vulnerable of us,” says Guldvog.

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