National Round-Up: Graduates can celebrate like normal this summer … with a little distancing

It’s nearing that time of year again when the streets are packed with students riding trucks listening to loud music.

But already today they can throw their hats high in the air because the government has finally given them the green light to celebrate.

The minister for children and education, Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil, confirmed the news that they can step aboard, providing they have corona passes.

Ceremonies permitted too
Additionally, 500 participants will be permitted to attend graduation ceremonies.

At all gatherings, a distance of at least two metres will be needed if people are singing, shouting, dancing or staying indoors.

The ceremonies should be as short as possible.


Stricter rules on laughing gas sales seen to have positive impacts
One year after the government introduced new rules to curb the sale of laughing gas to children, consumption has more than halved. On 1 July 2020, sales were banned in kiosks that sell tobacco and alcohol and the age limit was set at 18.

Future growth in Denmark dominated people in the oldest age group
The over-80 age bracket today accounts for almost 5 percent of the total population, and this is expected to increase to around 10 percent from 2050, according to Danmarks Statistik. 

First vaccine jab is valid as coronapas
If you have received a vaccine jab, check your MinSundhed app now because you might have a valid corona pass. Statens Serum Institut has not decided how long the immunity will last yet, but a decision is expected soon. For those who have been infected, the immunity period is eight months. 

Cross-border shopping will only get easier
If corona infection rates remain low, it will only get easier to go cross-border shopping in Schleswig-Holstein where 16 border shops have been open since earlier this month. The infection rate in Germany’s northernmost state, which shares a border with Denmark, is so low it is likely to earn yellow status.

Fish disease found in Denmark
Denmark’s fish farming industry is no longer free from the infectious hematopoietic necrosis, a disease deadly to fish that cannot infect humans. The disease was recently detected at a trout fish farm in Stouby in southern Jutland  – the first time it has been found in Denmark.




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