More corona restrictions on the way, but nothing drastic

So far, these are only recommendations: return of face masks, more requirements to show coronapas, especially if you work in the public sector, shorter lifespan of passports, etc.

The Ministry of Health approached the nation at 16:00 yesterday to say that the Epidemic Commission (experts) has recommended further measures to curb escalating corona cases, but nothing has been decided yet.

However, it seems that all will be adopted and implemented before the end of November, when the epidemic committee (politicians) gives them its approval.

Its 21 members – a reflection of the composition of Parliament, so smaller parties have no representation – meet at 17.00 today.

Protection of health care, elderly care and social circles
The recommendations are more or less predictable: Just think back a month and a half before all the restrictions were lifted.

Face masks on all public transportation will be required, including in taxis, as well as in shopping malls, shops, arcades and takeaway venues. They will also be needed in health, the elderly and social circles.

Corona passports will be required to access all educational districts as well as language schools. They will be needed to visit face-to-face services such as hairdressers. And they will also be necessary for employees in the state and the municipality as well as visitors in the elderly care and social circles.

The indoor capacity for when a corona pass is needed is now 100, and outdoors it is 1,000 – previously the limits were 200 and 2,000. And the temporary passports only last for 48 hours (antigen) and 72 hours (PCR).

Opposite of a minority of parties
Conservatives, Radicals and the Socialist People’s Party have already indicated to DR that they will support all the changes, where only the Danish People’s Party and the Liberal Alliance are a little reluctant. But together, they account for only three of the 21 members.

DF rapporteur Liselott Blixt proposed instead to make more funds available to hospitals and encourage home testing.

With 435 people in the hospital and 49 in the intensive care unit, the healthcare sector is clearly having a hard time, not least due to outbreaks within its walls.

Between 8 and 18 November, there was an outbreak at Odense University Hospital, where 50 people were infected – one of 19 such incidents across the country in the course of a week, according to Berlingske.

Source: The Nordic Page


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