A corporate Christmas party in Norway turned into an Omicron “super spreader event,” with up to 60 people possibly infected, officials say.
“Our working hypothesis is that at least half of the 120 participants were infected with the Omicron variant during the party. This makes this, for now, the largest Omicron outbreak outside South Africa.”
The party on November 26 was organized by renewable energy company Scatec, which also has operations in South Africa.
At least one person who attended the party had recently returned from South Africa, according to multiple reports.
All attendees were fully vaccinated and had tested negative before the event, Reuters said.
Fifty people who attended the party had positive PCR tests for coronavirus, while another ten have tested positive on lateral flow tests, according to the Norwegian state broadcaster NRK.