The Danish Overseas Ministry has raised its journey steerage to the utmost stage for all nations on Friday, in an effort to restrict the unfold of extra transmissible Covid variants found within the UK and South Africa.
Coming into Denmark and not using a recognizable objective and a destructive coronavirus check won’t be permitted between January 10 and 17, Overseas Minister Jeppe Kofod informed journalists.
He additionally suggested locals in opposition to leaving the nation, saying: “the message is straightforward and clear: You shouldn’t journey.” Danes who’re at the moment overseas, shouldn’t return, he added.
The “short-term” and “precautionary” restrictions have been a response to latest will increase in Covid-19 infections throughout many nations, precipitated – amongst different components – by the brand new variants of the illness. The Scandinavian nation hasn’t but detected any circumstances of the South African-discovered variant, however the authorities estimate that the brand new pressure discovered within the UK can be dominant in Denmark by mid-February.
“We wish to purchase time, particularly now that the roll-out of the vaccines provides us hope that it’ll quickly be over,” Kofod identified.
Denmark, which has up to now recorded over 177,000 Covid-19 circumstances and 1,487 deaths as a result of Covid-19, is at the moment one among Europe’s leaders by way of the tempo of vaccination. Since late December, round one % of its 5.8 million inhabitants has acquired no less than the primary jab of the two-dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech drug.
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