Corona no longer severe eruption

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The Norwegian health authorities no longer believe that the outbreak of coronavirus is a serious outbreak of generally dangerous infectious disease.

This is stated by the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the National Institute of Public Health in a statement.

The assessment was presented on Thursday in a presentation to the Norwegian government.

Since 3 March 2020, Norway has described the coronavirus outbreak as a serious outbreak of generally dangerous infectious disease. But that is not how it should be in the future, according to the health authorities.

At the same time, however, they add that coronavirus should still generally be considered a generally dangerous infectious disease.

Generally dangerous diseases are characterized by being particularly contagious, having a high mortality rate or being able to cause serious or permanent injuries.

In Denmark, for example, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority considers corona, Ebola, smallpox, plague and polio to be generally dangerous diseases.

Norway has designated coronavirus as a generally dangerous infectious disease since 31 January 2020. Just over a month later – on 3 March 2020 – the outbreak was declared a serious outbreak of generally dangerous infectious disease.

The definitions cannot be compared one by one between Denmark and Norway.

According to Thursday’s press release from the Norwegian health authorities, one can roughly equate the Norwegian definition “serious outbreak of generally dangerous infectious disease” with the Danish “socially critical disease”.

On September 10, coronavirus ceased to be a socially critical disease in Denmark. This meant that the last coronary restrictions lapsed, and that, among other things, coronapas no longer had to be presented.

/ ritzau /

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