Health ministry says high level of vaccination means virus ‘no longer a critical threat to society’
Denmark’s health ministry plans said Friday it plans to cancel the remainder of its coronavirus-related restrictions by Sept. 10.https://f521f08582168e92e19a1e8bb503da98.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
The ministry said they believe the virus no longer critically threatens the public, citing the country’s high vaccination rate.
Denmark’s population is the European Union’s third-most vaccinated country, according to Our World in Data, with about 71% of its citizens receiving two COVID-19 vaccine shots, behind Malta (80%) and Portugal (73%).
Denmark’s health minister, Magnus Heunicks, acknowledged that the pandemic is not over and that the government could “act quickly if the pandemic once again threatens the essential functioning of society,” according to The Guardian. However, she also said the pandemic is “under control.
Even though Denmark was one of the first countries in Europe to impose a partial lockdown in 2020, it was also one of the first to begin reopening schools and non-essential businesses and services on April 21 of this year, according to The Guardian.