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01.-02.07.2020 - Tourists from Australia/Canada/New Zealand/Japan/South Korea/Thailand welcome now.

TODAY'S BULLETS

  1. Tourists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Thailand can now be permitted to enter Denmark as tourists. However, the ministry can still not recommend Danes to travel to those countries, since they have entry restrictions or demands of quarantine for Danish travellers.

  2. A new model has been implemented that will take a stand on a potential reopening to countries outside of Europe. The travel guides will be eased for the countries that fulfil the criteria of the EU for travelling into the EU, and who doesn’t have significant entry restrictions or requirement of quarantine for incoming visitors.

  3. The two counties Kronoberg and Blekinge in Sweden is now turning yellow, as is the case for Västerbotten. This means that Danes can freely travel to these regions. Travels to Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican is also getting on the list.

  4. Norwegian tourists will no longer have to stay for six nights, in order to enter Denmark, since Norway will be part of the borderland-model, which allows free entry already for people living in Slesvig-Holstein in Northern Germany.

  5. The drug UNI911 has received the green light from the Danish Medicines Agency to be tested on healthy people as a potential treatment for covid-19. The drug has in tests shown to potentially be 40 times more potent than Remdesivir, who is currently regarded as the most efficient drug against covid-19.

  6. Despite that the US have purchased almost all stock of the drug Remdesivir for the next three months, will it likely not effect Denmark, as the current contact number is so low, that the current supplies from Gilead will last for a while.

  7. Tests of sewage from the 23.-24th of February from Solrød south of Copenhagen shows traces of coronavirus. This is before the first official case of corona on the 27th of February. Coronavirus has therefore been going around in Denmark earlier than the first case reported.

  8. The unemployment number during the corona-crisis sets a new record on the 1st of July. The total amount of new unemployed during the crisis is now 54.076 from the 9th of March forward. A total of 185.913 people are currently unemployed.

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POLITICS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Tourists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Thailand can now be permitted to enter Denmark as tourists. However, the ministry can still not recommend Danes to travel to those countries, since they have entry restrictions or demands of quarantine for Danish travellers.

  • A new model has been implemented that will take a stand on a potential reopening to countries outside of Europe. The travel guides will be eased for the countries that fulfil the criteria of the EU for travelling into the EU, and who doesn’t have significant entry restrictions or requirement of quarantine for incoming visitors. It will be people from the SSI, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice which will be sitting in the group, who decides which countries that can be opened up for travelling to and entry from.

  • The new guidelines are also turning the two counties Kronoberg and Blekinge in Sweden yellow, as is the case for Västerbotten. This means that Danes can freely travel to these regions.

  • Travels to Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican is also getting on the list now.

  • Norwegian tourists will no longer have to stay for six nights, in order to enter Denmark, since Norway will be part of the borderland-model, which allows free entry already for people living in Slesvig-Holstein in Northern Germany.

  • The municipalities will be given an extraordinary payment of 8.9 billion kroner on the 1st of September due to the corona-crisis. The money is supposed to cover the extra expenditures that the municipalities have had. “The municipalities have this year, among other things, had extra expenditures to more staff, protective equipment, extra cleaning and more unemployed, and this must not mean deteriorating elderly care, worse conditions in the children care institutions or deteriorating welfare in general,” says the Minister of Social Affairs and the Interior, Astrid Krag (S).

HEALTH-RELATED INFORMATION

  • 12.815 have tested positive, 47 more than Tuesday.

  • 29 are hospitalised with corona-virus, 3 fewer than Tuesday.

  • Of those 29 are 9 in intensive care, 1 fewer than Tuesday.

  • Of those 9 are 5 in respirators, 1 more than Tuesday.

  • 606 Corona-infected residents in Denmark have died, 1 more than Tuesday.

  • 855.637 have been tested for corona-virus (+24.441) with 12.815 positives (1.50 % positives), a drop of 0.04 %-point from Tuesday.

  • 11.769 are reported as healthy again, after having been diagnosed with coronavirus, 120 more than Tuesday.

  • The drug UNI911 has received the green light from the Danish Medicines Agency to be tested on healthy people as a potential treatment for covid-19. The drug has in tests shown to potentially be 40 times more potent than Remdesivir, who is currently regarded as the most efficient drug against covid-19.

  • After the US have purchased pretty much all available stocks of the drug Remdesivir, have the European Commission initiated negotiations with the medical company Gilead, who’s manufacturing the drug, and has the patent. The Commission cannot say how many doses that are being negotiated upon, and what the price might be.

  • Despite that the US have purchased almost all stock of the drug Remdesivir for the next three months, will it likely not effect Denmark, according to Amgros, who are responsible for procurement of medical material to the Danish hospitals: “At the present time do we have an agreement with Gilead that they will deliver a certain amount of Remdesivir to treat patients in Denmark. With the current contact number we have in Denmark right now, is it our estimation that Denmark is well covered for a while,” says the director, Flemming Sonne.

  • Tests of sewage from the 23.-24th of February from Solrød south of Copenhagen shows traces of coronavirus. This is before the first official case of corona on the 27th of February. Coronavirus has therefore been going around in Denmark earlier than the first case reported.

  • Children 12 years of age and older can now get tested in the white tents without a referral from the general practitioner. So far have they only been able to be tested if they had a referral. Children 15 years of age and older can now also book a time with NemID at coronaprover.dk. Children younger than 12 must still be tested at the hospitals, where there are employees specially trained in dealing with children.

  • The youth camp Skyland Beach Camp at Øster Hurup in Northern Jutland is currently harbouring 1.000 party-happy young people. In order to prevent an outbreak of coronavirus have the official authorities set up a test centre, which the young people can use to test themselves. The camp has been given permission to open from the authorities and the police, since the land is considered camping space, and there’s plenty of space for the young people to stay on.

  • The nursing home Vendelbocentret i Sindal in Hjørring can now report that they have 12 healthy residents and that only two are still isolated, while one is hospitalized. 20 employees are also healthy now, while 12 are still sent home after having tested positive. 3 residents have lost their lives while infected with coronavirus.

  • A third mink farm has tested positive for coronavirus and is located in the same area as the previous two. The type of coronavirus is also similar. The minks on this farm will be euthanized as well. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (Fødevarestyrelsen) has in total checked 120 mink farms. This will also lead to a report in the middle of July, which will conclude on how high the risk is for people to get infected when working at mink farms, as well as their relatives.

  • Employees in Novo Nordisk and sister companies, as well as their spouses and children, can now be tested for antibodies. This is part of a research cooperation between Rigshospitalet and the University of Copenhagen. The hope is that 40.000 people will be tested during the next year at 9 various places in the country, including the capital region, Aalborg, Hjørring and Kalundborg. So far has 2.600 employees accepted the offer.

  • 400 homeless people in Aarhus have been tested for coronavirus, and not a single one has tested positive. The same image is showing in Copenhagen.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • The unemployment number during the corona-crisis sets a new record on the 1st of July. The total amount of new unemployed during the crisis is now 54.076 from the 9th of March forward. A total of 185.913 people are currently unemployed, with the majority being in unemployment funds, while one-sixth are on cash benefits or similar types of benefits.

  • 10.1 billion kroner has been paid out in salary compensation scheme to the Danish companies since March. The total amount of salary paid to employees on the scheme is 14.2 billion kroner, of which the state has covered 71 % of the expenditures, and the companies 29 %. The numbers come from Dansk Industri.

  • The first half of 2020 has had the lowest number of bankruptcies in the last three years, according to new numbers from Experian. Dansk Erhverv is worried that this can be silence before the storm, and fears that a big wave of bankruptcies will emerge in the second half of the year when the compensation schemes are being phased out during the summer.

  • Many of the country’s swinger clubs are now reopening again after they were given permission to do so from the 1st of July. They must obey some precautions, including that the places must close at midnight, and no more than 50 people must be gathered at once. The visitors must, in general, wash their hands and keep distance – to the extent possible. On swingerguiden.dk it says: ”When you’re having sex can it be difficult to maintain distance, but when you are walking in the corridors or talking in the bar, you can keep a bit of extra distance than normally.



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