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06-08.07.2020 - It is now possible to get a corona-passport for going abroad

TODAY'S BULLETS

  1. It is now possible to get a corona-passport, which is a requirement in some countries. The passport, which is a document, can be downloaded and printed from sundhed.dk as soon as one’s corona-test has been analysed under “dine sundhedsdata”. The test must not have been taken more than 7 days earlier.

  2. The 17 test centres around the country will continue to be in operation until the end of 2021. Originally were they supposed to stop around November this year, but it has been decided politically to keep them operational. Solutions must be found in the winter months, where it will be too expensive to heat up the tents outside, and the testing must, therefore, move indoors, and will likely stay there until the end of 2021.

  3. Danes can now again travel freely to Romania, which has been changed from orange to yellow.

  4. The Danish economy is less affected by the corona-crisis than originally assumed, according to the European Commission’s summer prognosis. This is due to the Danish mix in its export of various goods, from medical products to food. The Danish economy has, however, experienced a drop of 2 % from the first quarter to the second quarter of 2020.

  5. The football clubs in the best football divisions in Denmark must wait patiently before getting to know whether they can have more spectators in the stadiums. The Minister of Culture, Joy Mogensen (S), has announced in a consultation-session with the Parliament that the government won’t discuss the situation for the clubs before the 20th of August, as the government wants to be able to analyse the situation and numbers at that time.

  6. There were 1.9 million fewer booked nights for tourists in May compared to the same period last year. This is a drop of 59 %. The worst blunt has been taken by the hotels and hostels, that experienced drops of 85-86%. Camping grounds have ‘only’ experienced a drop of 15 %, and marinas experienced a 6 % increase.

What the corona-passport looks like / Photo: Sundhed.dk

POLITICS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • It is now possible to get a corona-passport, which is a requirement in some countries. The passport, which is a document, can be downloaded and printed from sundhed.dk as soon as one’s corona-test has been analysed under “dine sundhedsdata”.The test must not have been taken more than 7 days earlier.

  • The 17 test centres around the country will continue to be in operation until the end of 2021. Originally were they supposed to stop around November this year, but it has been decided politically to keep them operational. Solutions must be found in the winter months, where it will be too expensive to heat up the tents outside, and the testing must, therefore, move indoors, and will likely stay there until the end of 2021.

  • Danes can now again travel freely to Romania, which has been changed from orange to yellow.

  • The football clubs in the best football divisions in Denmark must wait patiently before getting to know whether they can have more spectators in the stadiums. The Minister of Culture, Joy Mogensen (S), has announced in a consultation-session with the Parliament that the government won’t discuss the situation for the clubs before the 20th of August, as the government wants to be able to analyse the situation and numbers at that time. Many clubs have expressed huge frustrations, as it is very difficult for the clubs to sell season tickets and regular tickets, as well as make sponsor deals when they don’t know how many people they can let in for the next season.

  • The Minister of Culture, Joy Mogensen (S), has promised to help the various venues and theatres across the country economically. The current guidelines make it practically impossible to function for many of these places, and it is estimated that up towards half of the places might go bankrupt during the fall when they have to reject up towards 90 % of their guests. The minister will call into negotiations at the beginning of August.

  • Companies that receive more than 60 million kroner in the compensation scheme for fixed costs are not allowed to pay out dividends to its owners. However, it’s only 6 out of 8.000 companies that have applied so far, that have applied for such large amounts that they will fall in underneath this ban, corresponding to 0.1 %. This law was made by a majority in the Parliament in April.

  • It will no longer be necessary to euthanize all minks on future corona-infected mink farms, informs the government. A new strategy makes this possible: “With the knowledge we have, and with the new initiatives, it is the estimation of the government that it is justifiable to let COVID-19-infected mink populations live in the future,” said the Minister of Food, Mogens Jensen (S).

  • Disabled in cars will be allowed to travel for free on 32 ferry routes with their handicap card in August and September. There are 111.000 cars with this handicap card, according to the Disabled People’s Organizations Denmark (Danske Handicaporganisationer).

HEALTH-RELATED INFORMATION

  • 12.900 have tested positive, 85 more than Thursday.

  • 18 are hospitalised with corona-virus, 12 fewer than Thursday.

  • Of those 18 are 5 in intensive care, 4 fewer than Thursday.

  • Of those 5 are 4 in respirators, 1 fewer than Thursday.

  • 609 Corona-infected residents in Denmark have died, 3 more than Thursday.

  • 931.373 have been tested for corona-virus (+75.736) with 12.832 positives (1.38 % positives), a drop of 0.12 %-point from Thursday.

  • 12.001 are reported as healthy again, after having been diagnosed with coronavirus, 232 more than Thursday.

  • The remaining 15 corona-infected residents at the nursing centre Vendelbocentret i Sindal in Hjørring have now been reported healthy again, and the same is the case for 23 out of 32 employees. 3 corona-infected residents have died, however.

  • 80 residents and 80 employees at the nursing centre Margrethelund i Dronninglund in Vendsyssel have been tested for coronavirus after a night guard has tested positive. The full overview of the situation is expected to arrive Thursday.

  • Frederiksberg Health Center has shut down for seven days after 3 employees have tested positive for coronavirus. A fourth employee is showing symptoms, but haven’t received an answer yet.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Danish economy is less affected by the corona-crisis than originally assumed, according to the European Commission’s summer prognosis. This is due to the Danish mix in its export of various goods, from medical products to food. This is in comparison to e.g. a country like Germany, where large parts of their export are based on the production of cars and large machines, which are in lower demand in times of crisis. The Danish economy has, however, experienced a drop of 2 % from the first quarter to the second quarter of 2020. The European Commission is expected the total economy for the EU-countries to drop with 8.3 % in 2020, which is higher than the original 7.4 % that was put out in the spring prognosis in May.

  • There were 1.9 million fewer booked nights for tourists in May compared to the same period last year. This is a drop of 59 %. The worst blunt has been taken by the hotels and hostels, that experienced drops of 85-86%. Camping grounds have ‘only’ experienced a drop of 15 %, and marinas experienced a 6 % increase.

  • The Danish amusement parks can now fill up their rollercoasters if they require their guests to wear face masks.

  • The corona-outbreak has put the industrial production in Denmark back with around 3 years, according to numbers from Statistics Denmark. This is, however, not as huge an impact as in other countries that we normally compare ourselves with, but this is, according to Statistics Denmark, due to the composition of the Danish industry sector, where particularly the medical industry is large.

  • The number of bankruptcies have fallen in June to 177, which is 9 % fewer than in May, and the lowest number in 3 years. Danish Business (Dansk Erhverv), however, are worried that there will be a huge wave of bankruptcies in the second half of 2020, according to senior economist Kristian Skiver: “It normally takes a little time from the moment a crisis hits, until the problems in the single company end up in such a dire situation as a bankruptcy. Therefore there’s a huge risk that several companies must turn the key when the current compensation schemes are being phased out later in the summer.

  • Copenhagen Half Marathon will be cancelled this year, since the organisers haven’t received guidelines from the authorities on how such an event can be done, and they don’t find it responsible to hold an event of this scale then. 25.000 people were expected to run in the run on the 13th of September.



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