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16.06.2020 - 3 new outbreaks of coronavirus in Denmark - including one participant at BLM-protest.

TODAY'S BULLETS

  1. A person who was participating in the Black Lives Matter demonstration Sunday the 7th of June has tested positive for coronavirus. The Minister of Health, Magnus Heunicke, are now encouraging everyone who participated in the demonstration and were standing close together with others to get tested, regardless of whether one is experiencing symptoms or not, and to keep an extra eye out for any symptoms.

  2. Six people who have been on board the same plane from Pakistan to Copenhagen the 6th of June have tested positive for coronavirus.

  3. A total of 29 people, 17 employees and 12 residents in the elderly care system in Hjørring municipality have been infected with coronavirus. The municipality has, consequently, decided to test all residents and employees in the elderly care system in the municipality.

  4. The Prime Minister said today in a questioning session today that the government wants to open the borders further, by putting up criteria for when the citizens of other countries can be allowed to enter Denmark. The hope is that this will normalize the conditions further. The model will be based on a similarity principle, where if the number of newly infected in a country is at an acceptable level, will the borders to that country be reopened. The model must first be presented to the Foreign Policy Committee before it will be publicly announced, she said.

  5. The government wants to make it possible for the Danes to decide themselves whether they want to have their frozen money paid out now or wait until they retire. For people who pay top-taxes can there be a tax benefit by waiting until they retire, instead of having them paid out now.

The Black Lives Matter demonstration the 7th of June in front of Christiansborg / Photo: dr.dk

POLITICS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • A person who was participating in the Black Lives Matter demonstration Sunday the 7th of June has tested positive for coronavirus. The Minister of Health, Magnus Heunicke, are now encouraging everyone who participated in the demonstration and were standing close together with others to get tested, regardless of whether one is experiencing symptoms or not, and to keep an extra eye out for any symptoms. He also made it clear, that it is still legal to hold and participate in demonstrations in Denmark, since it is a constitutional right, which is inviolable, also in this corona-time. But the guidelines should still be followed, however, whether one is demonstrating or walking around doing one’s normal life.

  • Six people who have been on board the same plane from Pakistan to Copenhagen the 6th of June have tested positive for coronavirus. The plane in question was PK8771 coming from Islamabad.

  • A total of 29 people, 17 employees and 12 residents in the elderly care system in Hjørring municipality have been infected with coronavirus. The municipality has, consequently, decided to test all residents and employees in the elderly care system in the municipality.

  • The Prime Minister said today in a questioning session today that the government wants to open the borders further, by putting up criteria for when the citizens of other countries can be allowed to enter Denmark. The hope is that this will normalize the conditions further. The model will be based on a similarity principle, where if the number of newly infected in a country is at an acceptable level, will the borders to that country be reopened. The model must first be presented to the Foreign Policy Committee before it will be publicly announced, she said.

  • The government wants to make it possible for the Danes to decide themselves whether they want to have their frozen money paid out now or wait until they retire. For people who pay top-taxes can there be a tax benefit by waiting until they retire, instead of having them paid out now.

  • Two people have been charged for having committed fraud with the salary compensation scheme for an amount of 1.7 million kroner. They are furthermore charged for serious money laundering. The two persons, a female director and a male leader in the construction industry, will be put into preliminary statutory hearing Wednesday morning at the court in Nyborg.

  • The government wants to make it free for walkers and cyclists to travel with the ferry between the Danish islands during the summer, in the hope of boosting the economy on the small islands. The proposal will, if voted upon in the Parliament, be in effect for the entirety of July.

HEALTH-RELATED INFORMATION

  • 12.250 have tested positive, 55 more than Monday.

  • 60 are hospitalised with corona-virus, 5 more than Monday.

  • Of those 60 are 9 in intensive care, 2 fewer than Monday.

  • Of those 9 are 4 in respirators, 1 fewer than Monday.

  • 598 Corona-infected residents in Denmark have died, 5 more than Monday.

  • 664.603 have been tested for corona-virus (+16.277) with 12.250 positives (1.84 % positives), a drop of 0.04 %-point from Monday.

  • 11.125 are reported as healthy again, after having been diagnosed with coronavirus, 70 more than Monday.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • The economic Wisemen are now more worried about the drop in export than a potential new shutdown. The way they see it is the biggest danger towards a painless recovery of the Danish economy that the rest of the world seems to be hit harder than Denmark. The weak demand for Danish products abroad can lead to big problems for the Danish economy. They find this scenario more likely than a scenario where a new shutdown leads to lower production.

  • Norwegian will resume its route between Aalborg and Copenhagen the 1st of July, and thereby will the company return to Denmark after three months of absence. It is also the first route that Norwegian is reopening outside of Norway since the pandemic broke out.



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