Call for new restrictions in Denmark as cases rise despite high vaccination coverage

As Denmark faces a surge in new Covid-19 cases in its highly-vaccinated population, the country’s Health Board has urged politicians to reintroduce restrictions on Danes without the national Covid-19 certificate, Danish news portal reports.
According to the EU’s European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 75.6% of its population have been fully vaccinated against the dangerous disease and Danish epidemiological restrictions were lifted on September 1. Despite this, on Thursday, November 4, the country confirmed 2,598 new cases of Covid-19, which was the highest in Denmark so far in 2021.
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Søren Brostrøm, the director of the Danish Health Authority, said in an interview with TV2 channel, asked parliament to support a move to bring back requirements to use the health pass to access certain services and locations in Denmark.
«My recommendation goes to politicians and parliament because these are political decisions,» the official noted. «Medically, I see it as a good option at cafes, restaurants, concerts and in nightlife. It would be a good idea at this time,» Brostrøm recommended. The head of the Danish Health Authority also told he was concerned about the robustness of the health system given the current surge of infections in Denmark, reports.