Psychologist joins epidemic commission

05.01.2022 - 14:45
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Psychologist joins epidemic commission
It is important to consider the mental health implications of our Covid restrictions, says health minister
The epidemic commission pictured at a recent meeting
 

Psychologist Annika Helgadóttir Davidsen has been appointed as a new member of the epidemic commission.

Davidsen is an experienced psychologist and researcher, with research interests including mental health in the workplace.

Health minister Kaj Leo Holm says the Covid pandemic has clearly had an effect on people’s mental health.

“This is something we have a duty to take seriously, which is why I have appointed a psychologist to the team that advises the government on its Covid-19 measures,” he says.

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Prior to Davidsen’s appointment, the epidemic commission consisted of eight members.

The five permanent members are police chief and committee chairman Michael Boolsen, chief medical officer Lars Fodgaard Møller, chief veterinary officer Birna Mørkøre, managing director of the national revenue office Leif Abrahamsen and managing director of food and veterinary authority HFS Bárður Enni.

The three advisors are general secretary of the Ministry of Health Turid Arge, chief operating officer of the Hospital Service Tummas í Garði and managing director of tax authority TAKS Eyðun Mørkøre.

The daily numbers of Covid cases over the past week have been as follows: 107, 216, 241, 76, 24, 247 and 279. Yesterday’s figures have not yet been announced.

 

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

Read the Faroese version of this article here.

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