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Summary, 31.05.2020 - Copenhagen risk losing 144.000 tourists, affecting 1.400 jobs.

TODAY'S BULLETS

  1. Copenhagen can risk losing 144.000 tourists from Norway, Germany and Iceland, according to numbers from the Danish tourism organization VisitDenmark. This will mean a loss of 1.3 billion kroner in income and affect 1.400 jobs, according to Wonderful Copenhagen.

  2. The Ministry of Justice has adjusted the demand for booked nights for those tourists who have booked a stay from the period of the 14th-20th of June can still enter Denmark, despite that they cannot enter Denmark before the 15th of June. The rules are only in effect for this week, and the six stays must still be paid for, even if the tourists lose one day of the holiday.

  3. People who have been tested at the white test centres will have their DNA stored in a large bio-bank for up to 10 years after their death.

  4. A new study from two Danish scientists concludes that it is the ban on large events that is the cause of the low amount of infection in Denmark.

  5. 30 % of all corona-infected in Denmark works in the social- and health sector, according to a report from the SSI.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen / Foto: https://findaabningstider.dk/nyhavn-koebenhavn/

POLITICS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Copenhagen can risk losing 144.000 tourists from Norway, Germany and Iceland, according to numbers from the Danish tourism organization VisitDenmark. In 2019 did 1.5 million people from these three countries visit Denmark, and 144.000 visited Copenhagen. Due to the ban on sleeping in Copenhagen will the capital risk losing around 1.3 billion kroner in revenue, according to another tourism organization Wonderful Copenhagen: “It means a loss of income on 1.3 billion kroner, and will affect 1.400 jobs,” says the administrative director, Mikkel Aarø-Hansen. The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen (S) said on Facebook: “It is difficult for me to understand, that the tourists cannot sleep overnight in Copenhagen, and that we, as the only city in Denmark, is still impacted by some sort of travelling ban from our neighbouring countries.

  • The Ministry of Justice has adjusted the demand for booked nights for those tourists who have booked a stay from the period of the 14th-20th of June can still enter Denmark, despite that they cannot enter Denmark before the 15th of June. The rules are only in effect for this week, and the six stays must still be paid for, even if the tourists lose one day of the holiday.

HEALTH-RELATED INFORMATION

  • 11.669 have tested positive, 76 more than the day before yesterday.

  • 98 are hospitalised with corona-virus, 8 fewer than the day before yesterday.

  • Of those 98 are 20 in intensive care, 2 more than the day before yesterday.

  • Of those 20 are 10 in respirators, the same as the day before yesterday.

  • 574 Corona-infected residents in Denmark have died, 6 more than the day before yesterday.

  • 522.594 have been tested for corona-virus (+18.051) with 11.669 positives (2.23 % positives), a drop of 0.07 %-point from the day before yesterday.

  • 10.362 are reported as healthy again, after having been hospitalised with corona-virus, 122 more than the day before yesterday.

  • People who have been tested at the white test centres will have their DNA stored in a large bio-bank for up to 10 years after their death. The hospitals are throwing away the biological material from the citizens after a few days. This information is written on page three in the pdf-file that you can read when you book a time for a corona-test at coronaprover.dk.

  • A new study from two Danish scientists concludes that it is the ban on large events that is the cause of the low amount of infection in Denmark. They conclude that it is so-called “super spreaders” that causes a majority of infection, of whom there’s only a few. Therefore it highly efficient when banning larger events, so the infection cannot spread wildly among many people.

  • 30 % of all corona-infected in Denmark works in the social- and health sector, according to a report from the SSI. 3.391 of the more than 11.000 infected work in this sector, such as nurses, doctors and healthcare assistants.


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