Denmark Announces Reopening Plans

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Royal Danish opera official website)

Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has announced a plan for a total reopening of the country, under the condition of full vaccination of all citizens over the age of 50.

“With a few exceptions, Danish society should be open when everyone over the age of 50 has been vaccinated,” said Frederiksen on March 22. The plan is for all of these citizens to be vaccinated by the end of May.

“We will proceed with caution. We can open up more now in Denmark, in contrast to several other countries, where the third wave of corona is a reality.”

The government plans to start the gradual reopening on April 6, starting with hairdresser’s services. Restaurants are scheduled to reopen on May 6, and most businesses should be allowed to reopen on May 21.

However, the government is still analyzing the possible restart of events in the sports and cultural sectors. The Royal Danish Opera has canceled all performances until May 5, 2021.

Only 5.4 percent of the population in Denmark has currently been fully vaccinated and 10.9 percent has received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.