Denmark inks coronavirus vaccine deal with the EU

2.4 million people in Denmark expected to have access to a vaccine sometime next year, according to the government

40 percent of Denmark will initially have access to a vaccine (photo: Pixabay)
August 21st, 2020 12:40 pm| by Christian W
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At a press conference moments ago, the government revealed that Denmark has entered into an agreement with the EU regarding a future coronavirus vaccine.

The health minister, Magnus Heunicke, announced it will allow 40 percent of Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands to be vaccinated sometime in 2021.

That is about 2.4 million people in Denmark alone.

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Testing capacity expanding
The government also stipulated that the goal is for all people in Denmark to have access to a vaccine.

Other aspects of the new government strategy include expanding Denmark’s testing capacity to 50,000 daily tests this autumn.

Furthermore, free facemasks will be made available to vulnerable groups in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

As of tomorrow, facemasks will be mandatory on public transport nationwide.