Denmark, Norway lift Covid curbs

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/3/2022 3:49:28 PM

NEW DELHI, Feb 2: Both countries have seen a recent spike in coronavirus cases because of the Omicron variant, but Denmark and Norway nevertheless lifted most of their remaining Covid restrictions on Tuesday.
In Denmark, mask mandates are no longer required. Nightclubs will reopen. And it will be up to businesses and venues to decide whether to continue requiring patrons to have health passes showing proof of vaccination or recent recovery from Covid.
And in Norway, working from home will no longer be required, and the cap of 10 visitors in private homes is ending, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said.
The Danish government has said it no longer considers Covid a “socially critical disease” — a designation that allows officials to enforce business closures and mask mandates. The two countries are among the first European nations to abandon pandemic restrictions in favor of treating the virus as endemic.
Quotable: “Even if many more people are becoming infected, there are fewer who are hospitalized,” Stoere told a news conference. “We’re well protected by vaccines.”



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