Due to the volume of vaccines, and the fact that there has been no jump in the last summer months, the state will this week waive the need to display a “green label” at the entrance to restaurants, hairdressers and gyms, for example. Earlier this month, the obligation to wear masks on public transport was abolished – the last place where Danes were required to wear them. Unlike the UK, where the government abolished the obligation but where many still choose to wear masks indoors, in Denmark most residents choose not to wear them anymore.
In the coming week, the clubs in Denmark will reopen, and starting this weekend, those who spend time will no longer have to display a “green sign” at the entrance to them, as well as at the entrance to multi-participant events in closed spaces. The government intends to further increase the vaccination rate, and aims for a target of at least 90% vaccinated by the age of 12 by the end of the current month. In fact the only restrictions that remain are on entry to Denmark, which classifies countries by morbidity level and requires PCR tests in most cases from those who come to visit the country.
Legally, the government has said the plague is no longer defined as a “critical threat to public health” and therefore the measures and restrictions imposed in the past are no longer valid. However, she stressed that “if the situation changes and we experience a spike in morbidity we can restore the regulations.” “Even though we are in a good place right now, we have not completely recovered from the plague,” the health minister said at the weekend.
Compared to other countries, it can be said that Denmark adopts the “British model” that lifted most of the corona restrictions on July 19, ignoring the Israeli experience. As a result, there are those who criticize the state’s approach, and especially the fact that in the lower age groups returning to school there are no vaccines, and that the disease may spread. The Danish newspaper “Politiken” called for the opening of the clubs and the removal of the restrictions “an excellent recipe for creating an adhesion bomb in Corona”.
Currently, the daily number of new Corona patients in Denmark is about 900 people, but the number of Corona victims is only about 2-3 people.