At the beginning of February, the Danish government decided COVID-19 was no longer a “socially critical disease” and it scrapped all restrictions.
Danes aren’t even legally required to quarantine.
Denmark was among the first countries in the world to implement a lockdown, in March 2020, amid the rapid spread of COVID-19.
It also invested heavily in genomic sequencing to track new variants like the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron, which is now dominant in Denmark and even more transmissible than the original strain.
And when the Omicron variant began spreading rapidly last year, Denmark reimposed restrictions on workplaces, hospitality and schools in December.
But Tyra Grove Krause, the chief epidemiologist at Denmark’s State Serum Institute, said it also sparked a major rethink in the country’s approach to COVID-19.
Author(s): Nick Dole
Publication Date: 12 Feb 2022
Publication Site: ABC News Australia