Eight positive covid-19 cases at TINE Kalbakken

By Jim Cornall contact

- Last updated on GMT

Currently, 70 employees at Kalbakken have been quarantined in connection with the outbreak.  Pic: TINE
Currently, 70 employees at Kalbakken have been quarantined in connection with the outbreak. Pic: TINE

Related tags: Tine, coronavirus, COVID-19

Eight employees in warehouse operations have tested positive for covid-19 at Kalbakken, Norwegian dairy company TINE has announced. According to the company, two cases of the mutated virus have been confirmed.

Production and deliveries are still taking place as normal, with a few exceptions, TINE said.  Due to the fact that many TINE employees in warehouse operations are currently in quarantine, school deliveries are currently suspended, with the plan to resume deliveries on Tuesday, February 9.

Currently, 70 employees at Kalbakken have been quarantined in connection with the outbreak. No infection has been detected inside the production part of the dairy.

On Monday, February 1, TINE met with the district's infection control experts, and the company said it was told the most important thing is to comply with and continue the infection control regime that has been established regarding distancing, hand hygiene, cleaning, etc.

The health authority emphasized there is no current evidence the mutated virus causes a more serious disease than the original covid-19 virus, even though it is more contagious.

TINE said it will keep the authorities informed of any new cases of infection, and measures being taken.

Related topics: Regulation & Safety, COVID-19

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