PM: Time to reconsider COVID-19 restrictions

In an interview with Ekstra Bladet, Mette Frederiksen said Denmark needed to reassess how to handle the corona situation in general 

Time for some major changes? (photo: Pixabay)
January 17th, 2022 7:00 pm| by Christian W

It looks as if the current COVID-19 restrictions might be curbed in the not so distant future, at least based on statements by Mette Frederiksen.

In an exclusive interview with Ekstra Bladet tabloid, the Danish PM said that it was time to reconsider the current restrictions. 

“It appears that we have cracked the curve in regards to intensive care hospitalisations,” Frederiksen said. 

“And we are of course at a juncture where we need to rethink the current restrictions – and there are not many left – but also how we handle the situation in general. That’s what we as a government are doing currently.”

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Encouraging figures
According to the latest figures from the State Serum Institute (SSI), 802 people were hospitalised with corona-related illness today, an increase of 68 compared to the previous day.

The news comes despite a record 28,780 new cases being registered today. 

But there was once again a decrease in terms of people on intensive wards and on respirators, down by seven and four since yesterday.

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