Stavanger wants to check extra folks for Covid-19

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Rogaland Municipality is rising check capability and can now check folks with a fever and no less than one different respiratory symptom for Coronavirus.


An infection safety advisor Runar Johannessen in Stavanger says they are going to enhance check capability as a lot as obligatory.

– “The very first thing we do is add WHO’s definition of suspected instances along with FHI’s definition. Which means that folks with fever and no less than one different respiratory symptom can now be examined,” he says to Stavanger Aftenblad.

Initially, folks with acute respiratory tract an infection with fever, cough or shortness of breath could be examined in the event that they want hospitalization, in addition to a affected person in a well being care establishment, are working within the well being service, are over 65 and have an underlying, continual sickness or have been in shut contact with an individual who has confirmed Covid-19 an infection.


Step by step, the municipality of Stavanger will check everybody with respiratory signs, together with these with out fever, the newspaper writes.

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