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Large Omicron Outbreak in Norway Linked to Corporate Christmas Party

Shoppers walk along Karl Johans gate, the main shopping street, in Oslo.
Shoppers walk along Karl Johans gate, the main shopping street, in Oslo.Photographer: Odin Jaeger/Bloomberg
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Copenhagen, Denmark (AP) -- At least 50 people in and around Norway's capital have been infected with the omicron coronavirus variant, and the cases are connected to a Norwegian company’s Christmas party in an Oslo restaurant, officials said Thursday.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health said that those affected live in Oslo and surrounding municipalities, and “the infection detection team in Oslo has contacted the municipalities concerned to start infection detection.”