More restrictions loom as Denmark hits 10,000 daily COVID-19 cases 

The Epidemic Commission has already evaluated that more measures are needed to halt the spread of the new Omicron variation

The government is looking into ushering in more restrictions as the number of new corona cases continues to rise. 

The latest figures from the State Serum Institute (SSI) showed that 9,999 cases were registered over the past 24 hours, which is a new record high. 

PM Mette Frederiksen wrote on Facebook that she wasn’t in doubt that new measures will be necessary in order to break infection chains.

“The Epidemic Commission is preparing them and we will say more as soon as we can. The most important thing remains getting that third vaccine jab. The sooner the better,” she wrote.

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It is the fourth day in a row that Denmark has set a new record for new corona cases.

Meanwhile, the number of people hospitalised has increased by nine to 517.

The Sundhedsstyrelsen health authority has called a press conference this evening at 17:30, which is expected to focus on the quick spread of the Omicron mutation. 

Meanwhile the Health Ministry will speak to the press tomorrow morning at 09:30.