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Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Monday

Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Monday
Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, chair of the Liberal Party (right) has said he may back the trial of his own deputy Inger Støjberg (left). Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix
Find out what's going on in Denmark today with The Local's short round-up of the news in less than five minutes.

Denmark registers 30 new deaths due to coronavirus 

Denmark registered 30 new deaths due to coronavirus on Monday, the highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic. The record number follows a tripling in December of the number of people being treated for the virus in hospital from 38 on December 1st to 113 on December 28th. 

Danish police to close Rådhuspladsen on New Year's Eve 

Police in Denmark are to shut Rådhuspladsen, the traditional centre of the country's celebrations, for New Years' Eve to prevent revellers from gathering. Read our story here

Liberal party head may back case against his own deputy
 
Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, chair of the Liberal Party, announced on Sunday night that he might support a case in the Court of Impeachment of the Realm, or Rigsretten, against the party's deputy chair Inger Støjberg. 
 
The first part of a government commission into her order to deport a pair of asylum seekers earlier this month ruled that her decision had been illegal and that she had misled parliament about what happened.  
 
Støjberg gave the order when she served as the hardline immigration minister under the previous Liberal government. 
 
She has expressed surprise and disappointment at Ellemann-Jensen's statements. 
 
Denmark gets more doses than expected out of vaccine delivery
 
Health staff in Denmark have been getting as many as two extra doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine out of each five-dose vial, meaning the country might be able to vaccinate as many as 40% more people than expected with the first vaccine deliveries. Read our story here
 
Police guard 97-year-old coronavirus patient 
 
A 97-year-old care home resident has been kept under permanent police guard since December 17th, after repeatedly failing to comply with calls for her to isolate. The woman, who suffers mental health issues, had been unable to understand the importance of self-isolation.  
 
 
Danish vocabulary
 
Overrasket – Surprised 
Festglad   – Party-happy 
Indhegnes – cordoned-off 
Ett hætteglas – a vial 
Døgnet rundt – around the clock

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