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Summary, 01.06.2020 - WHO: The development towards a vaccine is going unprecedentedly fast.

TODAY'S BULLETS

  1. The development towards a vaccine against coronavirus is going extremely fast, says the WHO. “We have never seen anything like this,” says Ann Lindstrand, who is the vaccine-responsible for the WHO. More than 100 possible variations for a vaccine against the virus has been developed, from which 10 is already being tested on humans. When the vaccine is ready one day, it is important to be solidary, she says: “Those who need the vaccine the most must have it first. Things cannot be about who can pay the most and have production of vaccines in their own country,” she says to SVT.

  2. Danish citizens are now welcome in Estonia, who have opened their borders to all EU and EEA countries.

  3. Five students at Roskilde Katedralskole has become sick with coronavirus after having been on vacation in Sweden as a part of 12 young people. As a result has the principle, after dialogue with authorities, cancelled all physical teaching for 1st-year students until the 12th of June.

  4. A trip across to Sweden during the last few days of the Pentecost-holiday can mean 14 days self-paid quarantine when coming back home. If the trip has been part of one’s work must the company pay the salary during the quarantine. If the employee has decided to go in their own free time, they must typically pay for this freedom themselves through the 14 days. Entering quarantine for 14 days is not mandatory at any moment when coming back from abroad, but the Danish authorities highly recommend people to do so.

  5. New studies with Remdesivir made by the American medical company Gilead shows mixed results. Patients with moderate symptoms improved their condition when treated for five days. Those who were treated for ten days, however, didn’t experience any statistically significant improvement.

A testing vial with an experimental COVID-19 vaccine. / Foto: Shutterstock

POLITICS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Danish citizens are now welcome in Estonia, who have opened their borders to all EU and EEA countries. However, Denmark is advising against all non-necessary trips to most countries until the 31st of August, including Estonia.

  • A trip across to Sweden during the last few days of the Pentecost-holiday can mean 14 days self-paid quarantine when coming back home. If the trip has been part of one’s work must the company pay the salary during the quarantine. If the employee has decided to go in their own free time, they must typically pay for this freedom themselves through the 14 days, says Sanne Stadil who is Vice Director in Danish Industry. If it is possible to work from home, it can be a possible solution. Otherwise, can one’s employer remove salary from one’s paycheck or force you to spend any available holiday. Entering quarantine for 14 days is not mandatory at any moment when coming back from abroad, but the Danish authorities highly recommend people to do so, even just for a brief trip to Germany, Sweden or elsewhere. The authorities are also still advising against all un-necessary travels abroad. From the 15th of June will it no longer be advised against travelling to Norway, Germany and Iceland, from which the borders into Denmark will be open for as well for tourists under certain conditions.

  • Despite the good weather the last few days has the police around the country reported that things are generally going okay. Many people have come out, and some places they are standing a bit too close. But the police handle the situation through dialogue, they say: “We are trying to guide and remember people to keep distance. It’s going fairly well, but people are good at going out in search of the sun. It’s manageable for now, but we are considering how and so. But we are handling it with dialogue so far,” says the head of duty at Copenhagen Police Henrik Brix. As a result, there hasn’t been handed out any tickets so far in Copenhagen or Aarhus.

HEALTH-RELATED INFORMATION

  • 11.699 have tested positive, 30 more than yesterday.

  • 103 are hospitalised with corona-virus, 5 more than yesterday.

  • Of those 103 are 20 in intensive care, the same as yesterday.

  • Of those 20 are 11 in respirators, 1 more than yesterday.

  • 576 Corona-infected residents in Denmark have died, 2 more than yesterday.

  • 528.982 have been tested for corona-virus (+6.388) with 11.699 positives (2.21 % positives), a drop of 0.02 %-point from yesterday.

  • 10.412 are reported as healthy again, after having been hospitalised with corona-virus, 50 more than the day before yesterday.

  • The development towards a vaccine against coronavirus is going extremely fast, says the WHO. “We have never seen anything like this,” says Ann Lindstrand, who is the vaccine-responsible for the WHO. More than 100 possible variations for a vaccine against the virus has been developed, from which 10 is already being tested on humans. When the vaccine is ready one day, it is important to be solidary, she says: “Those who need the vaccine the most must have it first. Things cannot be about who can pay the most and have production of vaccines in their own country,” she says to SVT.

  • Five students at Roskilde Katedralskole has become sick with coronavirus after having been on vacation in Sweden as a part of 12 young people. As a result has the principle, after dialogue with authorities, cancelled all physical teaching for 1st-year students until the 12th of June.

  • New studies with Remdesivir made by the American medical company Gilead shows mixed results. Patients with moderate symptoms improved their condition when treated for five days. Those who were treated for ten days, however, didn’t experience any statistically significant improvement.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Danes are still keeping distance in the supermarkets, despite the reopening. This is the conclusion of some new research from the University of Southern Denmark, made by professor Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard. He has used data from a supermarket where 27 sensors were hanging in the ceiling above the register-area. They track the movements of the customers, and he has then been able to calculate how closely people are standing in line. The measurements have been taken between the 17th of March until the 18th of May. He concludes that we are standing on average about 1.7 meters away from each other in the line.

  • The airport in Aarhus is reopening today with departures for Copenhagen. There will be four daily departures between Aarhus and Copenhagen, which will be operated by SAS. The airport has used the shutdown period to build a new security area with three times as much space. Hand sanitizer is available, and the passengers on board the planes must wear mouth covers.

  • The car sale dropped with 40 % in May compared to May last year, and for the entire 2020 has the car sale dropped with 30 % compared to the same period last year. In a survey made by the organisation for the Danish car selling sector, Autobranchen Danmark answers every fifth car seller that their company risk going bankrupt within one year.



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