Tuesday, February 20

Denmark

Danish Police Find Missing Woman’s Body Parts
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Danish Police Find Missing Woman’s Body Parts

Near the Danish city of Aalborg, the police found body parts of a young woman who had been missing for several days.   Police inspector Frank Olsen said this to TV channel DR on Thursday evening. The body parts were in a wooded area north of Aalborg. The find indicates that 22-year-old Mia Skadhauge Stevn was the victim of a brutal crime. Stevn has been missing since Sunday. She was last seen on CCTV footage when she got into a dark car on Sunday evening. Earlier this week, the police arrested two men in connection with her disappearance. Both suspects have been formally charged with murder, but maintain that they are innocent. One of them is currently in custody, and the other has been released.
Denmark Wants to Get Rid of Restrictions, Despite an Increase in Corona Cases
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Denmark Wants to Get Rid of Restrictions, Despite an Increase in Corona Cases

The Danish government has confirmed that it wants to lift all domestic corona measures next week, despite the rapid rise in corona infections. Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke informs parliament in writing that experts' recommendations are being followed.   Denmark had already relaxed its corona policy about two weeks ago. Then, for example, cinemas and museums could open their doors again. However, other rules remained in effect. So, for example, catering businesses still have to deal with adjusted opening hours. Parliament still has to approve the further relaxation of measures. After that, nightclubs can open again, and Danes no longer have to wear mouth caps on public transport. Stores, therefore, no longer have to limit the number of customers. However, rules still apply to ...
Denmark is Also Not Going to Sting With AstraZeneca in the Coming Weeks
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Denmark is Also Not Going to Sting With AstraZeneca in the Coming Weeks

Denmark is also unlikely to vaccinate people with AstraZeneca's corona vaccine in the coming weeks.   The Danish authorities had stopped using the drug this month over concerns about possible side effects. They announced on Thursday that this measure would be extended for another three weeks. Denmark and other European countries decided to take a vaccination break earlier this month after thrombosis reports in vaccinated people. The European regulator EMA later reiterated that the vaccine is safe and effective. After that, the Netherlands, among others, dared to vaccinate again, but the Danes were not yet reassured. The head of the Danish health authorities explained on Thursday that the EMA has been unable to allay concerns about the vaccine. That is why the result is awaited fo...
Denmark and Norway Do Not Give AstraZeneca Vaccine to the Elderly
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Denmark and Norway Do Not Give AstraZeneca Vaccine to the Elderly

Denmark and Norway are also not giving AstraZeneca's corona vaccine to people over 65 for the time being.   The health authorities in the Northern European countries say there is too little information about its effectiveness in the elderly. Last month, the EU approved AstraZeneca's third corona vaccine. Since then, health services in several EU countries have advised not to vaccinate the elderly with that drug yet. These include Germany and Sweden. The head of the Norwegian health service explained at a press conference that only a limited number of elderly people participated in AstraZeneca's investigation. It would therefore not be entirely clear how effective the drug is in that group. The same argument was heard in other critical EU countries. The Health Council in the Nethe...
Denmark is Having Digital Corona Passport Developed
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Denmark is Having Digital Corona Passport Developed

Denmark comes with a digital corona passport. This way, Danes can also show that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus abroad.   The development of the passport can take up to three to four months, according to the Ministry of Finance. "It is crucial for us that we can restart Danish society and that companies can get back to work," said Acting Finance Minister Morten Bodskov. The head of the Danish Chamber of Commerce called the project "light at the end of the tunnel" for many companies. The authorities expect that by the end of February, people will be able to consult a website that officially documents that they have had a corona vaccine. Danes may also have had a statement for months stating that they have been tested negative for the virus. Denmark, with nearly ...