Residential high-rise evacuated

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More than 90 residents of a high-rise residence in Oslo, in which they shared bathroom and laundry room facilities, were evacuated on Sunday after one resident tested positive for the Corona virus.

Nearly all residents of the apartment building in the Teisen district of Oslo were moved to a hotel in the downtown area. The city will finance their housing and arrange for meals delivered to their rooms, probably for a quarantine period of 14 days.

“All residents will receive follow-up care as needed,” Marius Trana of the city administration told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

The resident who tested positive has been put in isolation in another city-owned residence. The apartment building, called Teisen Boliger, is a public housing project consisting of 98 one-room units rented out to people with special needs.

newsinenglish.no staff