Corona infection and the number of hospital admissions in Denmark have increased significantly since last week. Now Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen is reacting to the infection trend.
– The government is following the development of the corona infection with seriousness and concern, the Prime Minister writes in a post on Facebook Sunday evening.
Therefore, she now encourages everyone who has not yet been vaccinated to do something about it.
– A strong call if you have not been vaccinated: book an appointment now. We see that the infection, among other things, spreads from those who have not been vaccinated, to those who have been vaccinated – also the elderly and people at risk, she writes further.
According to the Danish news agency DR, 282 people have been hospitalized in Denmark as a result of the coronavirus. On November 7, 23 people needed a respirator, while a total of 40 people were in the intensive care unit.
In the Facebook post, Frederiksen expresses that it may be necessary to introduce new measures to limit the spread of infection.
Frederiksen informs that the government and the Folketing will soon receive advice from the Epidemic Commission, which includes various health authorities and the Rikshospitalet.
Suggests corona pass
One of the measures that may then become relevant to reintroduce is the requirement for a corona passport in various contexts, such as if you are going to visit a bar or go to a concert. By using a corona passport, you can both document that you have been fully vaccinated, that you have tested negative for a test or that you have been infected before.
Director of The National Board of Health in Denmark, Søren Blostrøm, is one of several who support the proposal.
– Based on our professional assessment, a reintroduction of the corona passport will be an effective tool to break infection routes, while we can keep society open, Blostrøm said on Thursday.
According to Michael Bang Petersen from the University of Aarhus, a reintroduction of the corona passport can lead to more people accepting the vaccine, so that they can live as normal a life as possible.
In Denmark, almost four and a half million people are fully vaccinated – 85.9 percent of the population who are 12 years or older.
This summer, a very large number of people were vaccinated against the coronavirus, but in recent months, according to DR, things have been slow. It is especially possible to vaccinate the younger part of the population. Recently, there have also been reports of several cases of infection among people who have been vaccinated.