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

Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Wednesday
A 'party bus' converted to a mobile Covid-19 test centre. 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.

Announcement on lifting of restrictions incoming 

The government will today announce which coronavirus restrictions are to be lifted when the current lockdown expires on March 1st. We’ll report the new rules as soon as they are announced.

The new restrictions will be presented following the publication of the government’s expert group report, and a statement earlier this week from the prime minister that the lifting of restrictions will be gradual.

Any announcement will come without the support of right wing parties. Some conservative politicians have this morning said they were asked to ‘log out’ of negotiations by the justice minister, Nick Hækkerup, after an initial round in which parties presented their demands.

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Eastern islands turn down free ferry offer 

Last summer, ferry services to a number of Danish islands were temporarily made free in an effort to boost domestic tourism, a sector that has suffered due to the coronavirus.

The scheme was so successful that a number of areas found themselves struggling to cope with the volume of visitors.

READ ALSO: Free ferry scheme swamps Danish islands with extra tourists

With a government committee scheduled today to hear suggestions for this summer, a number of islands in the east of Denmark have already declined the offer of reviving the free ferries, broadcaster DR reports.

Copenhagen Metro progresses as lines linked

The next new section of the Copenhagen Metro, the Sydhavn line, is set to reach a construction milestone today by connecting with the existing City Ring at an as-yet unopened station at the Fisketorvet shopping mall, DR writes.

The new line is scheduled for a 2024 opening.

Foreign nationals in court over robbery plot

Court proceedings begin today against five men – four from Sweden, one from France – for planning to rob an asset management company. The French national has a previous conviction for his involvement in a 62-million kroner heist at another company, Dansk Værdihåndtering, in 2008.


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