The Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, has now announced the official end to almost all of the countries’ anti-covid measures, including public masking and the beginning of an attempt to fully return to normal life.
As Newsweek reports:
Restrictions currently in place are for the public to wear masks on public transportations, in restaurants, in shops, and people entering healthcare facilities and retirement homes, according to the Associated Press. However, following the February 1 change of restrictions, masks will only be required in hospitals, healthcare facilities and homes for the elderly.
“We say goodbye to the restrictions and welcome the life we knew before,” Frederiksen said. “As of Feb. 1, Denmark will be open.”
According to Health Minister Magnus Heunicke, Denmark’s recent cases of COVID were more than 46,000 daily on average; however, only 40 people are in hospital intensive care units.
“We continue with a strong epidemic surveillance,” Heunicke said according to the AP. “Then we…can react quickly if necessary.”
Denmark was one of the very first nations in Europe to close schools and impose lockdowns during the spring of 2020.