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

Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Monday
Cars at the Germany-Denmark border on January 11th. Photo: Frank Cilius/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.

Nine arrested after anti-lockdown demos

At least nine people were arrested over the weekend following demonstrations in Copenhagen and Aalborg against Covid-19 restrictions.

Protestors numbered up to 250 in the capital and were under 100 in Aalborg, according to police reports.

The protests have been linked to football hooligan groups. Here’s our report.

All flight passengers to Denmark must test negative for Covid-19

This story first broke on Friday evening but is important enough to include in our weekday roundup. People travelling to Denmark must now provide a negative Covid-19 test no older than 24 hoursold before boarding flights. The rule has already come into effect.

Additionally, the government is now advising against all travel abroad from Denmark.

Here’s that story in full.

At land (and bridge and harbour) borders with Germany and Sweden, police will increase spot checks to ensure the rule is complied with. According to broadcaster DR, Danish citizens and foreign residents of Denmark will not be required to show a negative test at the borders.

Lockdown set to continue beyond January 17th

The current national coronavirus lockdown in Denmark is scheduled to expire at the end of this week, but it is almost certain to be extended, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has said.

It is “not very likely that we will lift either all restrictions or parts of the restrictions,” the PM said according to DR.

Restrictions should be expected for the entire winter, she also said.

First 5,000 Moderna vaccines to be used in south of country

Denmark’s Covid-19 vaccine effort began on December 27th with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, the first to be approved for use in the EU. The first 5,000 doses from Moderna company are scheduled to arrive in Denmark on Tuesday after the company’s vaccine was last week approved by the European Medicines Agency.

Given the limited initial supply, the first round Moderna doses will be used only in the South Denmark health authority, Ritzau reports.

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