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Denmark lifts domestic COVID-19 restrictions, citing high vaccination rate

Sep 10, 2021

Denmark’s high vaccination rate has enabled the Scandinavian country to become one of the first European Union nations to lift all domestic COVID-19 restrictions.

The return to normality has been gradual, but as of Friday, the country’s digital proof of vaccination is no longer required when entering nightclubs, making it the last virus safeguard to fall. More than 80 per cent of people above the age of 12 have had the two shots.

As of midnight, the Danish government no longer considers COVID-19 “a socially critical disease.” Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said Aug. 27 that “the epidemic is under control,” but warned that “we are not out of the epidemic,” and the government will act as needed if necessary.

Since Aug. 14, it’s no longer been mandatory to wear a face mask on public transportation. On Sept. 1, nightclubs reopened, limits on public gatherings were removed and showing the digital pass was no longer required when one wanted to be seated inside restaurants, or go to soccer games, fitness centres or a hairdresser.

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