The outbreak with the corona variant Omicron is now so widespread in Viborg Municipality that the municipality can no longer stay within the Danish Agency for Patient Safety’s guidelines.
The rules from the Danish Agency for Patient Safety say that both those infected with the Omicron variant, close contacts and close contacts to close contacts must be in isolation. However, as Omicron has already spread a lot in the municipality, the many repatriated employees create problems, especially in elderly care.
“We have to break the guidelines. We encourage close contacts to close contacts to show up at the nursing homes, and then they get a full suit, bandage or visor on. We do it, because otherwise we can not maintain the critical operation,” says municipal director of Viborg Municipality Lasse Jacobsen.