Denmark has extended Covid-19 restrictions for another three weeks


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Danish Prime Minister Matte Frederiksen has announced that measures for a new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) have been extended for another three weeks.

Danish Prime Minister Matte Frederiksen told a news conference at the Prime Ministry’s Press Center that the rapidly spreading Covid-19 B117 is becoming more visible and that Denmark will remain closed until February 28.

Stressing that primary school students are expected to return to school as part of normalization, Prime Minister Frederiksen said the country will not lift events as quickly as it did last spring, the measures will be gradually relaxed and restrictions on nightlife will be eased last.

Speaking at the meeting, the director of the State Serum Institute, Henrik Ullum, pointed out that B117 was seen in 13 percent of Kovid-19 events in the country.

Noting that B117 hit the UK, Ireland and Portugal, Ullum said they would try to prevent the spread of B117 in February.

Sören Broström, Director of the Health Department, noted that the hospital occupancy rates in Denmark were at a critical level due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, and that the health sector was under pressure.

Broström stressed that health workers are working in difficult conditions and have difficulty doing more work, and will not be able to solve this problem if the epidemic gets out of control.

Denmark has been closed since December 16

With the decision made in Denmark on December 16, all stores except food and drug stores were temporarily closed until January 4. Civil servants were sent to their homes in the country, and educational institutions began distance education. On December 29, it was announced that the decision was extended until January 17.

The decision of January 5 reduced the collection rule from a maximum of 10 people to 5, increased the application from 1 meter to 2 meters of social distance, and increased the risk level in the country from 4 to 5.

A statement issued on January 13 stated that the measures have been extended until February 7.


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