Denmark extended its semi-participation against Kovid-19 until 28 February, now to close schools and businesses, especially due to the infectious English version.
“The new mutation is so contagious that it continues to spread despite the restrictions that exist in Denmark (…). This imprisonment will be extended until 28 February”, announced Mette Frederickson, head of government, during a press conference.
Elementary schools, however, could reopen earlier, he warned, without giving a date.
Since the introduction of new binding measures on Christmas Eve, the Scandinavian country of 5.8 million people has seen a decline in the number of new daily cases, with 668 recorded on Thursday, less than six times that of mid-December is.
“It is positive, even impressive that we have been successful in reducing contamination, but the data disguises worrying growth,” Fredrickson said.
The recurrence of cases involving the English version, “B.1.1.7”, which is more contagious and which should become a major strain in Denmark by mid-February, is worrying.
During the week of 18 to 26 January, it constituted 13.5% of reported cases, almost double the previous week.
A good student of sequencing, Denmark has introduced a PCR test to detect the English variant as well as other variants.
According to data from our world data, more than 3.1% of Denmark’s population received their first dose of vaccine, placing Denmark second in the European Union in the vaccination of Kovid-19 behind Malta.
“We have to proceed with caution even when we have given more vaccinations. So we won’t see it again as quickly as we did last spring. ” Friedrichsen said.