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Norway holds an outbreak of Covid’s Christmas party

More than 50 people in Norway has been infected Covid after a Christmas party, with officials saying they are likely omicron cases in the world’s largest new variant outbreak.

Many doctors reported that between 50 and 60 people tested positive for Coronavirus after a party last week at a restaurant in Oslo, according to Norwegian state television NRK.

The doctors said infection are not delta variant cases, and there is a “high probability” they are omicron variants.

Tine Ravlo, assistant chief infection control physician in the Frogner District, said preliminary testing of the samples suggested it was likely omicrons.

One of the people in the party is said to have been to South Africa recently.

So far there have been four confirmed omicron cases in Norway.

Norway on Friday imposed a quarantine on any travelers arriving from South Africa or neighboring countries, following a similar decision by neighboring Denmark and many other countries around the world.

In the United Kingdom, which has recorded at least 30 omicron cases, Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said he did not want people to cancel their Christmas parties despite warnings from health officials to avoid communication. society unless necessary.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/norway-covid-christmas-party-omicron-b1968467.html Norway holds an outbreak of Covid’s Christmas party

JACLYN DIAZ

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