Tórshavn’s Covid testing relocates for the winter

24.11.2021 - 17:52
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Tórshavn’s Covid testing relocates for the winter
Drive-through testing will be put on hold for a few months
The testing site at Tórshavn’s ferry terminal will move to the old school in Hoydalar (pictured) for the winter
 

Tórshavn’s ferry terminal has proved useful as a Covid testing site, but only in decent weather conditions.

With some cold and windy months ahead, the health authorities have decided to move the testing site to the old school in Hoydalar.

“We have had some weather-related issues at the ferry terminal, and this is likely to get worse over the coming months, so it makes sense to move our testing facilities inside for the winter,” says Selma Herup, HR manager at the National Hospital.

“This will obviously make it more comfortable for our testing staff over the coming months.”

As testing moves inside, starting today, this means that people will need to get out of their cars and enter the school building on foot to get tested. Register for testing at corona.fo.

Forty new Covid cases on Monday

Forty new covid cases were registered on Monday. Yesterday’s figure has not been published yet.

All have been notified by the health authorities, and contact tracing is underway.

The daily numbers of positive tests over the past week have been as follows: 27, 45, 41, 38, 40, 35 and 40.

There were 376 active Covid cases in the country yesterday. Seven Covid patients were in hospital, and a total of 13 Covid-related fatalities were registered as of yesterday.

 >> SEE ALSO Booster shots for everyone aged 18+

According to the latest vaccination figures on corona.fo, updated yesterday, 91.9 percent of the 12+ population have received the first shot of the vaccine, 87.5percent have received the second shot and 10.4 percent have received a third booster shot.

Plenty of vaccine doses are available to everyone aged 12 and over. Click here to book your vaccination appointment.

Those requiring assistance with filling in the forms can call 304545 on weekdays between 2pm and 4pm.

 

For further information about Covid-19 in the Faroes, visit corona.fo.

Read the Faroese version of this article here.

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