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Danish government plans to return to mask requirements

Wednesday, 11/24/2021 5:14 PM from

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COPENHAGEN (dpa-AFX) – The people in Denmark could soon have to wear mouth and nose protection again in various everyday situations. The government in Copenhagen is striving to make it mandatory to wear a mask again in accordance with a recommendation of the so-called Epidemic Commission, among other things in public transport and when shopping. Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said at a press conference on Wednesday. In addition, negative PCR tests should only be valid for 72 hours, and rapid tests for 48 hours.

These and other proposals should be dealt with on Thursday by a parliamentary committee of experts. If they are approved, they come into force on Monday.

A mask requirement has not existed in Denmark for months. In mid-September, Germany’s northernmost neighbor also said goodbye to the last remaining corona measures in the country. In view of the sharp rise in numbers, however, the renewed presentation of the Corona passport was reintroduced two weeks ago. With it you can show at concerts or in a restaurant that you have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative.

The daily number of new infections reached new highs for this year again and again in the past few days. On Wednesday, 4426 new cases were added to the overview of the state health institute SSI. According to the Danish news agency Ritzau, this was the second highest daily value since the start of the pandemic – it was only slightly higher in one day in mid-December 2020./trs/DP/he

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