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08.06.2020 - Be extra cautious of symptoms, if you were in the BLM-demonstration Sunday.

TODAY'S BULLETS

  1. Be extra cautious of any symptoms of coronavirus, if you participated in the demonstration Sunday, and if you’ve been shouting and have vulnerable people in your private circles, get tested, says the Minister of Health, Magnus Heunicke (S).

  2. Socialdemokratiet is now encouraging participants to the Black Lives Matter-demonstration in Copenhagen to get tested for coronavirus, says the political spokesman, Jesper Petersen: “There’s no obligation or any law that says that you must (be tested, ed.). But it is the responsibility you can take on you, that you can use the testing capacity that is now in place, and let oneself be tested. I would think that was an appropriate responsibility to take on.

  3. The government and the parties of the Parliament have now agreed upon the progression in the ban on public assembly during the summer. As has already been announced has the limit been raised from 10 to 50 people yesterday. From the 8th of July will the limit be raised to 100 people, and from the 8th of August will the limit be raised to 200 people for organisers who are part of “sector partnership guidelines”, i.e. the various guidelines for restaurants, playlands, waterparks etc. etc., where there’s discussion between the public authorities and representative organisations for the various industries. Other organisers and events will still be limited to 100 people.

  4. Private events like weddings that are taking place at restaurants or other locations where food is being served must still shut down at 24, says the Prime Minister.

  5. The European Medicines Agency, EMA, has received its first application for approving a drug to treat covid-19. The drug in question is Remdesivir, which has been proved to have an effect on corona-infected patients if they are treated at specific times during the illness-period.

Participants at the Black Lives Matter demonstration Sunday, Copenhagen / Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/Daily Mail

POLITICS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Be extra cautious of any symptoms of coronavirus, if you participated in the demonstration Sunday, and if you’ve been shouting and have vulnerable people in your private circles, get tested. That’s the encouragement from the Minister of Health, Magnus Heunicke (S) to those who participated in the Black Lives Matter-demonstration Sunday. The unit responsible for tracking down infected people in the Danish Patient Safety Authority will also have a particular focus on those who were part of the demonstration. This will be done by asking people who’ve given a positive test whether they’ve participated. In case we see a lot of infection, will the authorities launch initiatives to have people tested intensively.

  • Socialdemokratiet is now encouraging participants to the Black Lives Matter-demonstration in Copenhagen to get tested for coronavirus, says the political spokesman, Jesper Petersen: “There’s no obligation or any law that says that you must (be tested, ed.). But it is the responsibility you can take on you, that you can use the testing capacity that is now in place, and let oneself be tested. I would think that was an appropriate responsibility to take on.” The Danish Health Authority is recommending that one is tested on day four and day six after you’ve been exposed to the risk of infection.

  • The government and the parties of the Parliament have now agreed upon the progression in the ban on public assembly during the summer. As has already been announced has the limit been raised from 10 to 50 people yesterday. From the 8th of July will the limit be raised to 100 people, and from the 8th of August will the limit be raised to 200 people for organisers who are part of “sector partnership guidelines”, i.e. the various guidelines for restaurants, playlands, waterparks etc. etc., where there’s discussion between the public authorities and representative organisations for the various industries. Other organisers and events will still be limited to 100 people. All events where people are sitting down most of the time will be exempt from this rule if the organisers are covered by one of these sector partnership guidelines. The government will also call into discussions about a test with allowing more than 500 people to watch Superliga-football in a justifiable fashion. The Minister of Health and the Elderly, Magnus Heunicke (S) as well as the Minister of Justice, Nick Hækkerup (S), will call into discussions about the possibility to have private parties in commercial rooms later than 24 in the evening.

  • Private events like weddings that are taking place at restaurants or other locations where food is being served must still shut down at 24, says the Prime Minister in a response to Venstre: “Private events at restaurants and other places of serving cannot take place in between 24 and 5 in the morning, since this follows from the in-place announcement on gatherings, that places of serving must stay closed for the public in this period of time.

  • An owner of a tavern in Hornslet has been given a fine after he was open too late. It is not legal for bars and taverns to stay open after Midnight, but a police patrol spotted the bodega having lights on at 01:47, and when they checked inside they saw two guests in the bar, while the owner was behind the counter. The owner admitted that he hadn’t closed on time, but said that: “he and the two remaining guests had had so much fun, that time had run away from them.

  • Kåre Mølbak recommended the government to make quick decisions about the shutdown in March, he says. “You must act before you think it’s necessary. Because if you wait until it is necessary, it will be too late,” he says. The Prime Minister will have to discuss with the Parliament today about who actually recommended shutting down Denmark as drastically as it happened.

  • Three spots are now being removed from the list with corona-hotspots. Solnedsgangspladsen in Gl. Skagen, Kridtgraven in Hasseris, as well as Ishøj Havn will no longer be on the list. Ishøj Havn will still be watched closely by the police. The full list can be found here.

  • Work environment Denmark is now back at work for full speed from today. The corona-shutdown has meant that the inspection with Danish companies have been limited, and restricted to serious accidents and complaints. They will now return to work like before, and with a particular focus on corona-restrictions in terms of hygiene and preventive measures in terms of spread of infection.

HEALTH-RELATED INFORMATION

  • 11.962 have tested positive, 14 more than yesterday.

  • 79 are hospitalised with corona-virus, 4 more than yesterday.

  • Of those 79 are 16 in intensive care, 1 more than yesterday.

  • Of those 16 are 7 in respirators, 2 less than yesterday.

  • 593 Corona-infected residents in Denmark have died, 4 more than yesterday.

  • 585.024 have been tested for corona-virus (+5.624) with 11.962 positives (2.04 % positives), a drop of 0.02 %-point from yesterday.

  • 10.792 are reported as healthy again, after having been diagnosed with coronavirus, 37 more than yesterday.

  • The European Medicines Agency, EMA, has received its first application for approving a drug to treat covid-19. The drug in question is Remdesivir, which has been proved to have an effect on corona-infected patients if they are treated at specific times during the illness-period. The drug is originally designed to treat hepatitis and has also proved to have an effect on ebola. It’s developed by the medical company Gilead Sciences in 2009.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Metro in Copenhagen is now resuming to normal operation 24/7. The Metro Company is announcing that they are currently transporting around half of the number of passengers that were otherwise using the metro before the corona-crisis.

  • The World Bank is estimating that the world is facing the worst recession in 150 years due to the corona-pandemic. In numbers, they expect that the global economy in 2020 will drop with 5.2 %, which will be the biggest drop in 80 years. However, the sheer number of countries that are affected by this crisis makes it the worst crisis since 1870, they say in their report that was published Monday. “This is a particularly discouraging prognosis with a crisis, that will probably give long-lasting scars and cause massive global challenges,” says the speech man for the World Bank Ceyla Pazarbasioglu. They estimate that the economic crisis will drive between 70 to 100 million people into extreme poverty. The prognosis for 2021 seems more positive, but any new revival of the pandemic might risk ruining the recovery of the global economy, says the report.



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