27 February 2020 – First cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Norway

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Intervention Categories: Significant events; First cases or deaths
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The first cases of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Norway. The Norwegian health authorities are monitoring the situation closely and are prepared for more cases. Health authorities have already put several measures into action. Those who have tested positive are healthy, but they are in daily contact with health care personnel. It is important that everyone do what they can to limit the risk of infection by following the official advice for hygiene: Wash your hands regularly and cough into paper or your elbow, says Minister of Health and Care Services, Bent Hoie.
Full details here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/coronavirus-norwegian-authorities-are-closely-monitoring-the-situation/id2691708/