Belleville News-Democrat (Sunday)

Citing high shot rates, Danes end COVID restrictio­n

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After 548 days with restrictio­ns to limit the spread of COVID-19, Denmark’s high vaccinatio­n rate has enabled the Scandinavi­an country to become one of the first European Union nations to lift all domestic restrictio­ns.

The return to normality has been gradual, but as of Friday, the digital pass – a proof of having been vaccinated – is no longer required when entering night clubs, making it the last virus safeguard to fall.

More than 80% of people above the age of 12 have had the two shots.

Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said Aug. 27 that “the epidemic is under control” but warned: “we are not out of the epidemic” and the government will act as needed.

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