The Scandinavian country has recorded a new all-time high of more than 11,000 cases in the past 24 hours, Mette Fredriksson said at a news conference. Denmark, at the forefront of sequencing, is one of the countries in the world with the most number of omicrons detected on its soil.
“Theatres, cinemas, concert halls have to be closed,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said at a news conference.
“We need to limit our activity. We all need to limit our social interactions,” she said.
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Denmark, at the forefront of sequencing, is one of the countries in the world with the most number of omicrons detected on its soil, and officials expect it to become the majority in the coming days.
The measures announced on Friday have yet to be approved by parliament.
“Our goal is to keep society as open as possible,” Fredriksen said, except for the lockdown decided in spring 2020 “because we have vaccines”.
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The government will also demand the closure of other gathering places, such as amusement parks or convention centres, or even museums.
If the Christmas holidays have already been extended to counter the surge in cases, the executive still plans to return to school when the new school year begins on January 5.
Nightlife, which was already as planned last week, will be further shortened, with bars and restaurants closing at 11:00 pm, and a ban on serving alcohol after 10:00 pm.
About a month after its detection, the Omicron variant appears to be very contagious and, despite being unknown as to the severity of the infection, has partially escaped vaccines.
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