Denmark Lifts All COVID Curbs After Successful Vaccination Drive
By VOA News September 10, 2021
Denmark Friday dropped proof-of-vaccination â€” or vaccine passports â€” requirements at nightclubs, the last of the European nation's COVID-19 restrictions, after a successful vaccination program led to almost 87% of all adults being fully vaccinated.
The European Center for Disease Control says as of Friday, nearly 90% of adults in Denmark have at least one dose and nearly 70% of its entire population.
Officials have been gradually lifting restrictions as vaccination levels increased, lifting mask requirements on public transportation August 14, and reopening nightclubs, lifting limits on public gatherings, and use of the vaccine passports at restaurants, sporting events and other venues September 1.
Denmark's health minister, Magnus Heunicke, said last month the epidemic appears to be under control but warned the government will act as needed if the situation deteriorates.
Face masks or shields are still mandatory at airports and people are advised to wear one when at the doctor's, test centers or hospitals.
Distancing is still recommended, and strict entry restrictions still apply for non-citizens at the borders.
The outbreak is still considered "an ordinary dangerous illness" in Denmark.
Some information for this report came from the Associated Press and AFP.
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