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Denmark’s cases skyrocketed after two months of release

Denmark saw a spike in daily nCoV infections after lifting all anti-Covid-19 restrictions in September.

The rate of nCoV infection in Denmark in the past week was 253 infections per 100,000 people, double the rate before the release in September. Denmark is recording more than 2,000 new infections a day, compared to the number before remove all restrictions of 500 cases.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on November 7 that authorities were monitoring the epidemic situation with “increasing severity and concern”. Frederiksen also urged people to get vaccinated quickly, adding that the virus is spreading from unvaccinated people to the elderly and those who are still at risk despite being vaccinated.

A cafe in Copenhagen, Denmark, after Covid-19 prevention measures were relaxed on April 21.  Photo: Reuters.

A cafe in Copenhagen, Denmark, after Covid-19 prevention measures were relaxed on April 21. Photo: Reuters.

The Danish Prime Minister said that health authorities will soon advise the government on measures to prevent Covid-19. Measures being proposed include showing a Covid-19 green card when visiting some public places and making face masks mandatory.

Denmark once declared that Covid-19 was no longer a concern and lifted all anti-epidemic measures from September 10. However, then Health Minister Magnus Heunicke also stated that the Danish government would not hesitate to re-impose restrictions if necessary.

Denmark currently records more than 400,000 infections and more than 2,700 deaths from nCoV. This country has injected enough doses of Covid-19 vaccine for 76% of the population.

Ngoc Anh (Follow Fortune)

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