Denmark is removing virtually all Covid restrictions starting next Tuesday. The Prime Minister said that Denmark would return to “life as it was before corona” and that the disease wasn’t threatening society.

This will make the Scandinavian country the first European Union member to remove all domestic restrictions despite the Omicron waves that have swept the continent.

Mette Frederiksen was the prime minister and he credited high vaccination rates in the country as allowing for removal of restrictions. He said the jabs’ protection would have sufficed for Omicron, which is far less deadly.

Frederiksen stated yesterday at a press conference that they were saying “goodbye to all the limitations” and welcoming back life as it was before corona.

 ‘[The vaccine]It has also been a superweapon. This has provided us with a strong defense against infections that will continue. 

“Coronavirus is no longer considered a serious disease and the government has made this clear.

It has established a precedent that other European countries can follow, since the Omicron Covid variant of Omicron Covid is relatively mild despite an extremely high infection rate. 

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen holds a joint press conference on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Copenhagen, Denmark, on January 26, 2022. 'We are saying farewell to the restrictions and welcome to life as we knew it before corona,' Frederiksen told the press conference yesterday.

Mette Frederiksen (Denmark’s Prime Minister) holds a joint press conference about COVID-19 in Copenhagen, Denmark on January 26, 2022. Frederiksen stated yesterday at the press conference that they were saying goodbye to coronavirus restrictions, and welcoming life as it was prior to them.

All domestic restrictions will be lifted by the Danish government starting Tuesday. This includes using a vaccination pass and mask-wearing.

Denmark plans to maintain some border security measures for the next four weeks. These include quarantine or tests, depending on traveler’s immunity.

All restrictions had been lifted by the Scandinavian nation on September 10. Then, the Covid pass was reintroduced at the start of November. Later, new restrictions were added as the number of cases rose again.

Copenhagen witnessed widespread opposition to the use of vaccine passes in the early part of this month. However, the Danish government decided to lift restrictions due to high vaccination uptakes and low deaths. 

Officials in Sweden’s neighbor announced that the current restrictions would continue for at least two additional weeks.

Lena Hallengren from Health Ministry said however that the majority of restrictions would be lifted by February 9 provided “the situation stabilizes then”.

Faced with lower hospitalisations in recent waves, many European countries including France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom have announced that they will lift or significantly reduce their restrictions despite records or extremely high numbers.

The Danish government will from next Tuesday lift all domestic restrictions, including the use of a vaccine pass, mask-wearing and early closings for bars and restaurants (Pictured: guests enjoy a glass of wine in Copenhagen last April amid easing restrictions)

From Tuesday, the Danish government will lift domestic restrictions including use of a vaccination pass, mask-wearing, and early closings of bars and restaurants. (Pictured, guests enjoying a glass wine in Copenhagen last April, amid tightening restrictions).

Copenhagen saw widespread protests against the use of vaccine passes earlier this month, but the Danish government has now opted to remove restrictions thanks to a high vaccination uptake and an extremely low death rate (protests in Copenhagen, Jan 09, 2022)

Copenhagen was the scene of widespread protests earlier in the month against vaccination passes. However, due to the high uptake of vaccines and the extremely low rate death rates, the Danish government is now opting to eliminate restrictions (protests in Copenhagen Jan 9, 2022).

Only people with positive results for isolation will have any legal restrictions in England beginning Thursday.

Denmark has four-day isolation guidelines. Health authorities will recommend people to be isolated if they are positive for the disease. Citizens, however, won’t be legally obliged to take this step.

On Tuesday, the nation of 5,8 million registered 46,000 cases. It is an alarming number. However, authorities indicated that their current assessment was that the epidemic would soon reach its peak.

“We are able to control hospitalisations rates thanks to the combination of Omicron and 3.5 million Danes recaccinated.

'[The vaccine] has been superweapon. It has given us a solid defence against infection that continues,' Mette Frederiksen said. 'That's why the government decided that coronavirus should no longer be considered a threatening disease for society.'

‘[The vaccine]This superweapon has served as a weapon. Mette Frederiksen explained that the superweapon has allowed us to continue our solid defense against infection. “Coronavirus is no longer a serious disease. That’s why we decided to declare it a non-threatening condition for society.

Over 60 percent of Danes received the third dose one month before schedule.

Over the course of the week, some of the most vulnerable persons were able to receive a fourth jab.

Although the Covid-related hospitalizations continue to increase and now exceed 900 people, authorities say that the situation is under control.

The number of hospitalisations rose 16 percent in January, despite the fact that the cases increased 35 percent.

Additionally, there has been a decline in the number of patients in intensive care, which fell from 74 to 44 in January and Wednesday.

According to the Danish Health Authority, 35 percent of patients admitted with Covid were actually hospitalized for an alternative diagnosis.