Europe’s biggest omicron outbreak ‘appears mild’, say Norway Covid experts

Europe’s biggest omicron outbreak ‘appears mild’, say Norway Covid experts

The omicron outbreak at an Oslo Christmas party seen as “the biggest in the world outside of South Africa”, is so far only causing mild disease, with Norway’s state epidemiologist expressing hope it might mark the beginning of the end for the pandemic.

“They have symptoms like fever, cough, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, but for now, none of them has become severely ill, and none of them have been treated in hospital,” Tine Ravlo, the Oslo infectious disease doctor responsible, told The Telegraph.

The company actually went beyond what was necessary by insisting that everyone who attended was double vaccinated and everyone took an antigen test, she said.