“We have to limit our contacts, because Omicron has completely changed the situation. I am sorry that the restrictions will fundamentally affect cultural life,” Prime Minister Frederiksen said at the conference.
Restaurant opening hours will be shortened and alcoholic drinks can be served. Buildings and shops will again have restrictions on who can stay in them. Masks will be required not only in public transport, but also in services.
The anti-COVID-19 commission had previously recommended the government to tighten restrictions. “Experts have said that there is a high risk of spreading the virus on occasions when a lot of people gather” – confirmed Health Minister Magnus Heunick.
Despite the difficult epidemiological situation, the Danish authorities are planning this After the holiday, students will be able to return to school on January 5th. At the beginning of December, the children were sent for an early holiday.
According to Prime Minister Frederiksen, The condition for easing restrictions is to reduce the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitalsAs well as increasing the resilience of society through Accelerate the immunization programIncluding giving a booster dose.
11,194 cases of the COVID-19 virus were confirmed in Denmark on Friday, the highest number since the start of the pandemic. The previous daily record was broken only on Thursday, when that number was 9999. In this country now Every fifth infection with the new coronavirus is an infectious type of omicron.
The total number of confirmed cases of Omicron in Denmark is 11,559, an increase of 2,550 per day. Currently, 518 patients with COVID-19 are hospitalized in Denmark, 63 of whom are in intensive care.
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