Denmark to give plan ‘within two weeks’ for lifting restrictions

Denmark to give plan 'within two weeks' for lifting restrictions
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Denmark's government hopes within two weeks to agree a definitive plan which will lay out how remaining coronavirus restrictions will be lifted, with the country's parliamentary parties set to begin talks on the process this Friday

“This is about how we make sure we’re safe and that Denmark is as well prepared as it can be when we come to the autumn when we still don’t know how it’s going to look when it comes to Covid-19,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said at a short press conference on Wednesday.

As well as restrictions, she said, the political negotiations would also cover vaccines and the use of coronavirus passports for attending public events or travelling overseas.

The press conference came after Denmark’s government on Tuesday reached an agreement with their support parties on the next stage of reopening schools. 

The coronavirus passport might be able to show if someone has been vaccinated or if they have recently had a negative coronavirus test.

The government hopes to reach a detailed overall plan which will give an indication of the order with which restrictions will be lifted, and which parts of society should open up first.

“It should include both a long-term plan which will allow all the parts of society which have not yet opened up can get a sense of what order we want things to reopen,” Frederiksen said.

“But it is also so that those parts of Denmark we hope will be able to open up again after Easter, can be forewarned before Easter.

She did not give any details of which current restrictions were likely to be lifted first.


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