Denmark’s coronavirus infection rate drops from 0.6 to 0.9 since schools and daycare centers reopen – The Sun


Rates of CORONAVIRUS infection have increased in Denmark since the schools reopened as many countries are trying to determine the best time to bring children back to school.

The Danish infectious disease agency, the State Serum Institute (SSI), has found that the reproductive rate of the virus, known as R, has increased from 0.6 to 0.9.

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    Teacher and students in a rearranged classroom for social isolation at Norrebro Park Primary School in Copenhagen on April 302
Teacher and students in a rearranged classroom for social isolation at Norrebro Park Primary School in Copenhagen on April 30Credit: AFP or licensors

Denmark was the first country in Europe to reopen its schools and nurseries, bringing them back on April 15 with measures of social distancing.

The photos show classrooms reorganized to the new standard, with small groups and large spaces between offices.

New figures show that the rate of R has increased since mid-April.

The total number of infections in the country is 9,300 and 460 deaths – with 2,630 new cases and 161 deaths since the schools reopened.

Most importantly, the R number is always below the 1.0 level, which means that an infected person transmits the disease to another person.

Governments around the world are targeting 1.0 and lower before trying to ease their blockages against coronaviruses.

Despite the return of the infection rate to 1.0, SSI officials insisted that there was no reason to worry.

In a statement, the agency said, “There is no evidence that the Covid-19 epidemic is accelerating.”

Denmark was one of the first countries in Europe to close, then became the first to facilitate its locking.

Hairdressers and small businesses reopened on April 20 as the number continued to decline.

She comes as Ireland announced measures to ease its lockdown, including the reopening of schools in September.

Great Britain is also evaluating its options to facilitate the locking and reopening of schools, in particular by removing the rule of the social distance of two meters.

    Teacher and pupils in a park in Copenhagen on April 302
Teacher and pupils in a park in Copenhagen on April 30Credit: AFP or licensors

Speaking about easing the loosening of the law in Denmark, Christian Wejse, a scientist in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Aarhus University, said: “There is no sign that the partial reopening has caused further spread of the infection.

“At least there is no indication that we are headed for another wave. This has been the concern, but I don’t see it at all.

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Wednesday that the spread of the virus was “under control” and said “the Danish strategy has been successful”.

Other plans for the next stages of the reopening are to be launched on May 10 – but Ms. Frederiksen added, “We are not sure we are going home.”

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said yesterday that schools will only reopen when they are completely safe.

It comes after today a new poll has shown that 48 percent of people would feel uneasy about sending their children back even after the measures were changed.

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Hancock said, “We will only do this when it is safe. We are not going to reopen schools if it is not safe.

“When we reopen the schools, our goal will be to return to the norm and the position it once held.

“I am convinced that because we will only do this when it is safe, it will then be reasonable and normal to send children to school. “

The ministers reportedly asked the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) to examine whether people should stay two meters apart as part of Britain’s plans to reopen.

Last night it was revealed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants Britain to be back at work on Tuesday May 26 as long as the coronavirus cases are low enough.

And under the potential revisions reviewed by Sage, commuters may be asked to check their temperature before setting off for work.

The death toll in Britain rose to 27,510 yesterday as it is feared that the United Kingdom is on track to have the highest number of deaths in Europe.

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