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The corporate Christmas party, in which at least 13 people were arrested in connection with the coronavirus omega, has been described as a “high-profile event” and could increase to more than 60 cases, officials said on Friday.
The outbreak took place at a Christmas party on November 26, hosted by renewable energy company Skatek, in South Africa, where this difference was first discovered.
“This party was a very, very big event,” Priben Avitsland, a senior doctor at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, told Reuters by email.
“Our hypothesis is that at least half of the 120 participants were infected with the OMICON variant during the party.
In addition to those infected at the party, he said, two people living on the west coast of the country and two people in a detention center at Oslo Airport had been confirmed to have contracted the corona virus omicron.
The outbreak prompted the Norwegian government to impose some national restrictions to curb the transmission of CV-19.
Companies across Europe are canceling their Christmas party plans due to differences in Omicron.
In Oslo, the first person to be diagnosed with the disease has at least one employee returned from South Africa to attend the party. All attendees were fully vaccinated and had a negative test prior to the event.
The city of Oslo said in a statement: “Health officials have confirmed 12 more osmotic cases in Oslo. “So far 13 Omron cases have been confirmed and more are expected.”
According to health officials, the infected individuals still show mild symptoms and have not been admitted to hospital.
Aittsland: “It is still too early to say whether the clinical picture of the disease is different from that of oxycodone infections.
“None of the patients showed any serious symptoms. No one was hospitalized. However, given the young age of the participants, this was not unexpected.”
Scatec said it was following the advice of the authorities whenever the outbreak occurred. He said he was focused on caring for his staff and restricting the spread of the virus.