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11.06.2020 - Wedding parties can now continue after midnight.

TODAY'S BULLETS

  1. Weddings, birthdays and other sorts of parties at hotels or restaurants can now continue after midnight, as long as the guests keep distance, wash their hands and avoid shouting.

  2. The Minister of Finance, Nicolai Wammen (S) wants to create a public crisis fund of 10 billion kroner as a start. The purpose of this fund is to step in if Danish companies of “vital importance” cannot find capital in any other ways after the corona crisis.

  3. 5.000 more study spots within particularly technology and IT, where the business life is requesting more skilled employees, will be created in 2020 and 2021. At least half of those spots must be placed outside of Copenhagen in order to ensure a better geographical balance.

  4. Close to every second child in 0th to 5th grade is showing signs of hand eczema after the schools reopened the 15th of April.

  5. A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to five months of unconditional prison for threats against officers from Copenhagen police by having coughed at them and said he had corona.

The Danish newly weds can now have their wedding parties pretty much like normally / Photo: AOP

POLITICS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Weddings, birthdays and other sorts of parties at hotels or restaurants can now continue after midnight, as long as the guests keep distance, wash their hands and avoid shouting. This is the result of negotiations among the parties in the Parliament. Rented party rooms will also be exempt from the ban on public assembly of more than 50 people, just like private parties at hotels and restaurants. The only requirement is that the participants are sitting down in general.

  • The Minister of Finance, Nicolai Wammen (S) wants to create a public crisis fund of 10 billion kroner as a start. The purpose of this fund is to step in if Danish companies of “vital importance” cannot find capital in any other ways after the corona crisis. The Minister makes it explicit that we don’t know to which extent such a fund will be necessary, which is why the 10 billion kroner is a starting point.

  • 5.000 more study spots within particularly technology and IT, where the business life is requesting more skilled employees, will be created in 2020 and 2021. At least half of those spots must be placed outside of Copenhagen in order to ensure a better geographical balance. Of those 5000 will 500 be within welfare educations like social care workers and nurses. This has been decided by a broad majority in the Parliament.

  • The Association of Danish High School Students (Sammenslutningen af Danske Gymnasieelever) wants the new study spots to be divided more broadly, so they are shared across more studies. They worry that if many apply at educations that haven’t been granted extra spots it will still mean a higher access coefficient and more rejections. “I am worried that it is expected that we young people are following the excel files of the politicians on how we should divide ourselves (onto the studies, ed.). I don’t think this will be the case. So I still think we are risking that young people are being rejected because the averages are being pushed up,” says the chairman Martin Mejlgaard.

  • A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to five months of unconditional prison for threats against officers from Copenhagen police by having coughed at them and said he had corona.

  • The European Commission wants the Member States to open up their external borders gradually from the 1st of July. “International travels are crucial for tourism as well as business life, but also in order to allow friends and family to meet. Even though we must still be cautious, has time now come where we must begin to prepare ourselves on lifting the restrictions to those countries where the health situation is similar to ours,” said the commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson.

HEALTH-RELATED INFORMATION

  • 12.035 have tested positive, 19 more than yesterday.

  • 63 are hospitalised with corona-virus, 8 fewer than yesterday.

  • Of those 63 are 14 in intensive care, 3 fewer than yesterday.

  • Of those 14 are 7 in respirators, the same as yesterday.

  • 593 Corona-infected residents in Denmark have died, the same as yesterday.

  • 609.672 have been tested for corona-virus (+7.554) with 12.035 positives (1.97 % positives), a drop of 0.03 %-point from yesterday.

  • 10.955 are reported as healthy again, after having been diagnosed with coronavirus, 51 more than yesterday.

  • Close to every second child in 0th to 5th grade is showing signs of hand eczema, after the schools reopened the 15th of April, according to a survey among parents to children in these grades from across the country, which has been made by Herlev and Gentofte Hospital.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Tivoli will have to fire up towards 440 employees, including seasonal workers as well as employees with a permanent contract. The corona-pandemic has led to a serious economic situation for Tivoli, who can face a deficit of up to 100 million kroner this year.

  • The Danish high schools are trusting their students to not return to the classroom after the summer break if they have been abroad to countries that the authorities do not recommend going to unless they have been in 14 days quarantine. Therefore, there won’t be any checkups on the summer holiday for the students on e.g. Facebook, says Birgitte Vedersø, chairman of Danish High Schools (Danske Gymnasier).



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