Work will not resume for at least a second week at the New Havyard Ship Technology yard in Norway, with the are trying to control a COVID-19 outbreak.
Namely, Norwegian authorities ordered the yard to pause work last week, to carry out a contact tracing effort linked the outbreak to employees at the yard.
In fact, according to local media, the total number of cases has increased to 56 traced to the yard just two weeks after the Hellestad municipality reported it hard traced the first case to Havyard. Overall, more than 500 people are in quarantine in the municipality.
After the closure the shipyard’s parent company said that it is cooperating with local health authorities to clarify the extent of the virus spread.
Considering the increasing number of cases, authorities have ordered the shipyard to remain closed at least until October 10. Currently, everyone at the yard has been tested, while a second round of testing will take place this week.