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.