Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
If Denmark wins its July 7th match against England, it will take on Italy in the finals on July 11th. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix
Find out what's going on in Denmark today with The Local's short roundup of the news.

Denmark takes on England in Euro2020 semi-finals

On July 7th, Denmark’s national football team takes on England at Wembley. The Euro2020 semi-final match starts at 9pm local time. 

Although the UK’s Covid-19 restrictions prevent Danish football fans from travelling to London for the match, 8,000 tickets to Danish fans living in the UK have been sold. 

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has invited several VIP guests, who are not subject to the UK’s 10-day quarantine, to the match, including Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Christian; Christian Eriksen, who collapsed in the European Championship match against Finland, along with his girlfriend and six medical personnel who attended to Eriksen during his cardiac arrest.

Here are a few options for fans in Denmark to watch the game together.

Celebrate Denmark’s semi-final match safely, says SSI

Henrik Ullum, director of the Statens Serum Institut (SSI), encourages everyone who plans to watch Denmark’s Euro2020 semi-final match against England in public (and has not been vaccinated) to get tested for Covid-19 in advance to avoid infecting others. 

He also recommends downloading the Smittestop-appen, an app that will notify you if you’ve been near someone who is infected with Covid-19. Lastly, he suggests getting tested once more three or four days after the match. 

Ullum can’t say whether the recent rise in cases is due to football celebrations, but he said “football celebrations are a cocktail of things we should avoid.”

The World Health Organisation has also expressed caution about Euro2020’s impact on Covid-19 cases throughout Europe.

June may be the high water mark for home prices in Denmark

After a record increase of home prices over the past year, price increases are beginning to slow down, reports Danish property portal Boligsiden.dk.

Housing prices have increased 15 percent in the past year, apartments, 17 percent, and cottages, 26 percent.

“The large monthly price increases from the past year are apparently becoming history, and this could be the first signs that the curve over price development has begun to flatten out a bit,” said Birgit Daetz, communications director at Boligsiden.


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