Today was a relatively calm day, with no major announcements or press conferences. There is some news related to the Corona-crisis, which you can find below.
Today we saw, for the first time since the 15th of March, a fall in the number of people hospitalised.
The Parliament has agreed to a new vaccination package, which offers free vaccination against lung inflammation to risk groups and everybody above 65 years of age.
All tax-payers and companies in Denmark will now be allowed to make changes in their tax assessment notice four months more, until the 1st of September.
The Parliament has agreed to allow students to take a study loan three times as high as normal.
The recycling stations across the country has reopened today. People are encouraged to only come if they really need to, and as few people as possible.
2.860 have tested positive, 305 more than yesterday.
529 are hospitalised, 4 less than yesterday.
Of those 529, 145 are in intensive care, 8 more than yesterday.
Of those 145, 131 are in respirators, 12 more than yesterday.
90 Corona-infected Danes have died, 13 more than yesterday.
The Chinese 'rich man' Jack Ma has donated 800 respirators, 300.000 protective suits and 300.000 facial masks to European hospitals. The various equipment will be shipped to Belgium, and then distributed throughout Europe. We don't know yet how much of the equipment Denmark will receive.
The Parliament in unity has agreed to a new vaccination package, which offers free vaccination against lung inflammation to risk groups and everybody above 65 years of age. Further details can be found here (Danish) http://www.sum.dk/Aktuelt/Nyheder/Forebyggelse/2020/Marts/Regering-og-folketing-udvider-vaccinationsprogram.aspx - contact me, if you need help understanding the content.
Disabled citizens, who have a handicap-parking sign in their car, which is about to expire, will no longer be able to receive a ticket if the sign has expired in the period of 15th of March till the 30th of June. It can be quite difficult to get a new doctor's statement at the moment, which is the reason for this decision by the Minister for Transport Benny Engelbrecht.
All tax-payers and companies in Denmark will now be allowed to make changes in their tax assessment notice four months more, until the 1st of September, according to the Danish Tax Authority. This is due to the high amount of pressure on all accountants in these times.
The Parliament has in unity agreed to allow students to take a study loan three times as high as normal.
The Parliament in unity has allocated 5.5 million kroner to a support package for homeless people. The money will go to 9 organisations, which they can then use to either expand their own initiatives, rent rooms at local hotels, or give out meals.
The government has moved forward the payment of 368 million kroner from the media support (money which media normally receives over a four-year period) and given them now to media who are hardly hit by the Corona-crisis. The money was supposed to be given in three payments, but will now be paid out fully in April.
The Danish folk high schools, evening schools and folk universities will receive economical support amounting to 140 million kroner.
15.862 companies have by now applied for the salary compensation package.
Jyske Bank and Sydbank have decided not to pay out dividends to their stockholders due to the Corona-crisis. This decision falls in line with a recommendation to the Danish banks by the Danish Business Authority and Minister for Business Simon Kollerup.
The concern behind Dalle Valle and Café A has declared 13 of their 35 restaurants bankrupt, due to the crisis. Last week the concern fired all their staff in all 35 restaurants, also because of the crisis.
The Michelin-concern Kadeau has been declared bankrupt due to the crisis.
The recycling stations across the country has reopened today. People are encouraged to only come if they really need to, and as few people as possible. Many places there are restrictions on how many cars that can enter at once.
The Danish consumption of beer has fallen with 40 % during the shutdown. A few per cent more beers than normal are purchased in the supermarkets, but since restaurants and cafés and the border-shops are shut down, the consumption has fallen significantly.
The government has announced, that they will no longer follow the idea of having private citizens' credit card information available for the health authorities, in order to contain the spread.
Several Danes have been able to get to Lima, the capital of Peru, where a special plane arranged by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will bring them home to Denmark Thursday.
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