Denmark has seen a decline in new coronavirus infections as it continues to roll back the lockdown measures.
The country of 5.8 million people was the first outside Asia to facilitate the foreclosure last month – and there is so far no evidence of a second spike in infections.
Denmark authorized restaurants, cafes and shopping centers to resume operations in May after the successful reopening of nurseries, schools, hairdressers and a few small businesses in April.
“The level of contagion in society is still very low,” the Danish health authority said in a report on Wednesday, adding that the number of new confirmed infections had continued to drop despite further testing.
In Denmark, only 14 new cases of coronavirus were reported on June 9.
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The latest figures show only 14 new cases confirmed on June 9.
This is the lowest number of new cases recorded in two months since March 9. At the height of the outbreak in Denmark, 390 cases were recorded in a single day on April 8.
Before the start of the second sentence and to avoid a similar situation in Denmark, Prime Minister Frederiksen said that health authorities would more actively search for those who might have been in contact with infected people and, if necessary, isolate some of them in empty hotels.
Denmark was the first country in Europe to reopen its schools for the youngest pupils on April 15, 15. In addition to social distancing and regular hand washing, lessons are given outside as much as possible. to limit the spread of the virus. Above, teacher Marie Kaas-Larsen is pictured with students in a classroom set up for social distancing at Norrebro Park primary school in Copenhagen
The number of coronavirus-related deaths has hovered between zero and four per day for the past three weeks, after a peak of 22 deaths on March 31.
And the number of hospitalizations has dropped to less than 100 since early June.
“There is still no sign of a significant change in the extent of the contagion despite the gradual opening of the company in April and early May,” said the report.
The Danish government said on Monday that public gatherings could drop from a maximum of 10 people to 50, as it has also given the green light to reopen fitness centers and public pools.
He plans to further ease restrictions on public gatherings in July and August.
In total, Denmark reported 593 deaths from coronaviruses and 12,001 known cases of the disease.
The country has an incredibly low death rate from coronavirus compared to other European countries, credited by going into lockout at the start of the pandemic.
When Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told citizens that she was implementing the measures on March 13, Italy was the only other country in Europe to have done so.
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Denmark’s chief epidemiologist Kare Molbak previously said the country was “very unlikely” to be affected by a second wave of the virus.
Fears that a spike could hinder reopening were expressed after Germany, which has been relatively successful in slowing the outbreak, reported that infections have accelerated after first attempts to ease its lockdown.
Before the start of the second sentence and to avoid a similar situation in Denmark, Frederiksen said that the health authorities would more actively seek out those who might have been in contact with infected people and, if necessary, isolate some of them in empty hotels.
At the end of May, Denmark began to reopen tourist attractions and places of entertainment earlier than expected as part of an acceleration of the easing of foreclosure measures.
While museums, zoos, theaters and cinemas were to remain closed until June 8, an agreement reached in Parliament allowed them to reopen from May 21.
Frederiksen also said that the borders of Denmark will reopen from June 15 to residents of Germany, Norway and Iceland, but “with restrictions”.
Norwegian, German and Icelandic tourists entering Denmark will have to prove that they have booked at least six nights in the country and will not be able to stay overnight in Copenhagen.
But Norway and Denmark have said they won’t open to Swedish visitors due to its high rate of coronavirus infection.