There Denmark is preparing to remove all anti-Covid restrictions: starting from 10 September the rules on mandatory masks and the green pass will no longer apply. The Danish Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke, explained that thanks to the high level of vaccinated, Covid “no longer represents a crucial threat to society”. According to Our World in Data, Denmark is the third country with the highest percentage of vaccinated population in the European Union (after Malta and Portugal): over 70 percent of the population received the double dose of the vaccine.
“The epidemic is under control, we have record vaccination rates,” Heunicke said. “For this reason, on 10 September, we will be able to abandon the special rules that we had to introduce in the fight against Covid-19”. The minister warned: “We are not out of the epidemic”, but the government “will not hesitate to act quickly if the pandemic again jeopardizes the essential functions of society”. In a tweet, the minister had stressed that “The special rules of the epidemic law should not be the new normal in society”.
In Denmark, the obligation to wear a mask on public transport is already in mid-August, when the country’s health authorities also relaxed the rules on social distancing. By that time, over 60 percent of the population had already received the double dose of the vaccine. As for the green pass, from 1 September it will no longer be required for restaurants, sports centers and hairdressers, while the obligation to show the certification in nightclubs and for major events will disappear from 10 September. However, restrictions on travel to Denmark from abroad will remain in effect until October.
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