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

Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Monday
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Find out what's going on in Denmark today with The Local's short round-up of the news in less than five minutes.

Aarhus University asks students to reconsider exchange semester plans

A semester abroad is not currently advised by Aarhus University, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The university is asking students who plan to spend this semester abroad to reconsider. It is currently the only Danish university to do this, national broadcaster DR reports.

A spokesperson from the university told DR the advice was based on the government’s current travel restrictions.

Facebook want to expand data centre in Odense

Facebook plans to double the size of its data facility near Odense, taking it to around 200,000 thousand square metres, local media TV2 Fyn reports.

The building plans are on the agenda for the Odense municipality’s upcoming planning permission meeting, according to the report.

Two smaller forested areas would have to be cleared to fulfil the plans, with Facebook promising to plant double the number of trees “elsewhere”.

Care home residents to receive second Covid-19 vaccine dose

The second round of coronavirus vaccinations is to begin at care homes across Denmark today. The group is the highest priority to receive vaccination against the virus. Denmark began its vaccination programme on December 27th.

All regions across the country expect to have offered all second doses to care home residents by the end of this week, according to DR.


Hot dog van celebrates 100th birthday

Anyone who’s spent time in Denmark will have become accustomed to the familiar sight of box trailers converted to hot dog stands.

The vans can be seen on squares and corners in towns and cities across the country. They are still a favourite amongst the population, who can choose from a ‘French hot dog’ which comes in a ready-enclosed mini-baguette; a sausage next to a (dare we say it, dry) piece of accompanying bread, or even a kradser, a special order which can be obtained asking the hot dog seller to just give you a plate of condiments – dried fried onion, pickled cucumber, mustard, ketchup and so on – with the bread, but no sausage.

It’s fair to say the fast-food custom is a national institution, and it celebrates its 100th birthday today, a century since the first one opened in Copenhagen.



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