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

Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Tuesday
Denmark's State Serum Institute (SSI) on Tuesday morning. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/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.

Moderna vaccine arrives in Denmark

The first 5,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine are scheduled to arrive in Denmark and join the country’s vaccination effort.

The initial batch will be used in the South Denmark region, infectious disease agency SSI has confirmed. The company recently stated that its vaccine gives immunity to the coronavirus for at least a year.

According to latest data, Denmark has so far vaccinated just under two percent of its population.

Next vaccine could be approved 17 days from now

The third vaccine in line for EU approval, the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine, could be approved by the European Medicines Agency on January 29th after the company submitted an application for approval, news wire Ritzau writes.

The vaccine is already in use in the United Kingdom.

Businesses can apply for new round of compensation

Businesses in Denmark can from today apply for overheads to be covered while they are shuttered due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the Danish business ministry said in a statement.

The applications, which are processed by the Danish Business Authority (Erhvervsstyrelsen), covers the period from November 2020 onwards. A compensation scheme established during the spring wave was reopened when tougher restrictions were again imposed during the winter, with parliament approval in December.

“Many businesses have been hit hard by corona and I know that many people are in a very difficult situation. So I am pleased that the Danish Business Authority is today opening applications for the general compensation scheme for permanent overheads,” acting business minister Dan Jørgensen said in the statement.

READ ALSO: Denmark to offer further compensation for corona-hit businesses

Cold weather could result in hazardous roads

A fair amount of snow, ice and sleet is expected this week. The temperature across the country today is expected to range between 1 and 4 degrees Celsius, snow new snowfall is not expected to settle, broadcaster DR writes.

Tonight, freezing weather of around -2 or -3 degrees could result in slippery conditions on roads tomorrow morning.


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