Guwahati News Desk: Almost all restrictions of Covid-19, including the mandatory use of face masks and enforcement of the “corona pass”, have been lifted up in Denmark.
While talking with media on Friday, Denmark’s Health Minister, Magnus Heunicke, said, “Everyday life has pretty much returned to normal, but it does not mean that there is no danger.”
He also noted that with a high vaccination rate among the population, “we are in a good place”.
Professor of viral diseases at Copenhagen University Hospital, Jens Lundgren, said, “At the moment, I think that we have reason to favor lifting restrictions, but this does not mean that we would not go back to restrictions later on.”
He added, “That is why an extensive surveillance activity is now being implemented in Denmark to make sure that we capture early signs of a potential worsening of the pandemic.”
According to the Ministry of Health, some “minor restrictions will still apply around utilities like wastewater, entry restrictions to medical establishments and care homes as well as the requirement for facemasks at airports and onboard planes to comply with international rules”.
The Health Minister said that Denmark has placed further orders for “millions of vaccines”, including newly developed types, to tackle new variants despite the end of restrictions.
However, the public had mixed feelings about the disappearance of restrictions.
In addition, despite still being prevalent in society, coronavirus is now considered by the government to be less socially disruptive and has therefore been labelled as a “generally dangerous disease” akin to influenza.
Meanwhile, in the past 24 hours, Denmark’s Statens Serum Institute (SSI), registered 557 new cases and four deaths, bringing the national totals to 351,553 infections and 2,608 fatalities.