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Norway on guard over [SARS-CoV-2 o]micron [variant] as dozens test positive after Christmas party
More than half of some 120 people present have tested positive -- even though they were reportedly all vaccinated -- and it's feared many may have contracted the Omicron variant. If confirmed, it would be the biggest single ["]outbreak["] of the variant in Europe.
Wth much remaining unknown about the new variant, the Norwegian government said new national and regional restrictions would take effect from Friday. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere the strictest measures were regional and would apply to Oslo -- a city of nearly 700,000 -- and surrounding districts.
Nationally, anyone entering Norway must be tested within 24 hours, either at the border, at a public test station or by self-test. If a rapid test comes back positive, a traveller must take a PCR test within 24 hours, the government said.
by Cat on Thu Dec 2nd, 2021 at 07:27:30 PM EST
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