Sumary of After More Than 500 Days, Denmark Has Ended Its COVID Restrictions:
- Claus Bech/Ritzau Scanpix via AP hide caption toggle caption Claus Bech/Ritzau Scanpix via AP After more than 500 days with COVID restrictions, Denmark’s high vaccination rate has enabled the country to become one of the first European Union nations to lift all domestic restrictions.
- Claus Bech/Ritzau Scanpix via AP COPENHAGEN, Denmark — After 548 days with restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, Denmark’s high vaccination rate has enabled the Scandinavian country to become one of the first European Union nations to lift all domestic restrictions.
- As of midnight, the Danish government no longer considers COVID-19 “a socially critical disease.
- 27 that “the epidemic is under control” but warned: “we are not out of the epidemic” and the government will act as needed if necessary.
- Jens Lundgren, a professor of viral diseases at the Copenhagen University Hospital said the government would be “quite willing” to reintroduce restrictions if infections spike again.
- Some have lifted restrictions but will introduce a vaccination passport.
- On July 19, the British government lifted remaining legal restrictions for England, though it still plans to introduce a vaccination passport for entry into nightclubs and other crowded venues at the end of September.
- In Denmark’s neighbor Sweden, which has stood out among European nations for its comparatively hands-off response to the pandemic, the government said earlier this month that most restrictions, including the ceiling for private and public gatherings and the advice to work from home, will be removed as of Sept.