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.

Younger children return to school

Children in grades 0-4 return to school today in the first slight easing of the national Covid-19 lockdown. All other current restrictions will remain in place until at least February 28th.

The number of new daily coronavirus infections registered in Denmark has fallen significantly, as has the number of people hospitalised with the virus, but authorities remain concerned over the relative spread of the more infectious B117 variant.

Returning school children will follow guidelines including not mixing with other classes, parents dropping them off outside of school and regular hand washing along with two-metre distancing.

Snowy weather affects traffic

Heavy snow and snowdrifts in various parts of the country have resulted in police issuing hazard warnings to drivers, broadcaster DR reports.

The Danish Meteorological Institute has forecast possible snow drifts until this evening in the south of the country – that is technically defined as winds of 10 metres per second with 10 centimetres of snow lying on the ground.

Quarantine entry requirement now in effect

The requirement for a test and ten days of isolation upon entry into Denmark has began on Sunday.

Denmark has previously requested people arriving from so-called ‘red' risk zones for Covid-19 to isolate but has not enforced quarantine, but the country will now enforce it.

The Ministry of Transport confirmed the new requirements would take in order to limit the spread of the new and more contagious variants of coronavirus. 

More details can be found in our report.

Danish exports hit by coronavirus crisis

Exports of services and good from Denmark fell by 8.1 percent between 2019 and 2020, costing the economy 110 billion kroner, according to new figures from Statistics Denmark.

The substantial losses are primarily due to lockdowns around the world resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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