Denmark Says It Has Control of Coronavirus
Denmark, which is slowly lifting measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, has brought the outbreak under control, the Prime Minister said Wednesday.
“The infection is under control, and the Danish strategy has overcome an initial difficult phase,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told Parliament.
In mid-March, Copenhagen closed nurseries, primary and secondary schools, as well as cafes, restaurants, bars, gyms and hairdressing salons.
Meetings with more than ten people were prohibited.
Some measures have now been lifted, with the reopening of schools for children up to the age of 11, as well as small businesses such as hairdressers and tattoo parlours. The second phase of easing is scheduled for May 10.
On April 1, the Scandinavian country expanded its tests to people with mild symptoms. Previously, only those that showed moderate to severe symptoms were tested.
Denmark confirmed a total of 9,206 contamination cases since the outbreak began and 443 deaths on Wednesday.