Four new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Soite
Four new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Soite. All four cases are connected to the chain of infections in Skellefteå, which we informed about yesterday.
Employees at Northvolt who have returned to Finland from Skellefteå after Saturday the 23rd of January 2021 continue to be urged to seek out coronavirus testing. In this exceptional case, coronavirus testing should be sought out even if one has no symptoms. Going to a test is necessary even if a negative coronavirus test has already been taken at the factory or at the western border. In these cases, the interval between the tests must be at least 72 h.
The coronavirus epidemic is worsening in Skellefteå and cases of the mutated virus which originates from Britain have been confirmed at Northvolt’s factory. Employees may have been exposed to the mutated virus when working at the factory. The COVID-19 caused by the mutated virus is not more dangerous than the earlier form of the disease, but it spreads more easily.
When employees are waiting for coronavirus testing or for the results from a test, they must be carefully self-quarantined and avoid all contact with other people.
You can contact Soite’s infection reception by filling in the coronavirus symptom check-up in the Omaolo service at: https://www.omaolo.fi/?lang=en. If your symptoms require it, your contact information can be conveyed to Soite. Alternatively, you can book an appointment yourself via Omaolo to a drive-in testing site. If your symptoms require a coronavirus test, the link for making a booking is offered after the symptom check-up has been filled in.
Contact by phone:
The coronavirus helpline is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., phone 06 828 7499 (adults, over 16-year-old persons who are ill). Soite’s paediatric emergency clinic is open around the clock 24/7, phone 06 826 4444 (under 16-year-old persons who are ill). If your health requires urgent care, call Soite’s common emergency clinic, phone 116 117.