Denmark is Now the Only European Country With No Covid Restrictions
LAHORE MIRROR (Monitoring Desk)– Denmark has become the only European country with no coronavirus-related restrictions in place, as vaccine rates have reached more than 70 percent of the population.
The return to normality has been gradual, but as of Friday, the digital pass – proof of having been vaccinated – is no longer required when entering nightclubs, making it the last COVID-19 safeguard to fall.
“It’s been a rough couple of years. I have three kids and we have had homeschooling and it’s been a lot of hard days,” resident Klaus Sylvester said.
“It’s quite liberating that Denmark no longer has restrictions.”
In June, Iceland had also lifted all its COVID-19 measures – only to reimpose them after cases spiked again.
Denmark introduced COVID-19 passports in March 2021 as part of a gradual easing of rules.
On August 1, it lifted the COVID pass requirement at museums and indoor events with fewer than 500 people, before ditching it for major events, while masks have not been required on public transport since mid-August.
On Saturday, a sold-out concert in the capital, Copenhagen, will welcome 50,000 people, a first in Europe.
Danish authorities insist the virus is under control, with about 500 daily cases and a reproduction rate of 0.7.
Vaccines have been swiftly rolled out, with 73 percent of the 5.8 million population fully vaccinated, and 96 percent of those 65 and older.
SOURCE: AL JAZEERA