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Quick thinking may have saved archipelago from COVID-19

The Faroe Islands has the highest per capita COVID-19 testing rate in the world, has not experienced any coronavirus-related deaths and has only one person with COVID-19 in a hospital, thanks in part to scientist Debes Christiansen, who runs a veterinary lab there. He began warning the government of looming danger in January and acquired the supplies needed to test human samples for the novel coronavirus at the National Reference Laboratory for Fish and Animal Diseases, which is set up to test farmed salmon for viral infections.

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