In the face of a record number of cases, Denmark will close cinemas, theaters and concert halls. In Germany, the number of new cases over 24 hours on Friday exceeded the 50,000 mark.
The rate of new infections has accelerated sharply in Denmark in the last few days, where a new absolute record of more than 11,000 cases has been set in the last 24 hours, and above all a peak value of more than 2,500 boxes of the Omicron variant. In France, such contamination would be the equivalent of almost 120,000 cases a day, a level never seen before.
As a result, the government in the 5.8 million-inhabitant country will also call for the closure of other meeting places such as amusement parks or convention centers or even museums.
The nightlife that was planned last week will be shortened further, bars and restaurants will close at 11 p.m. and alcohol will be banned after 10 p.m.
The measures announced on Friday have yet to be approved by parliament.
that Statens Serum Institute, the Danish equivalent of Public Health France warned that the Copenhagen area will be mainly affected by Omicron starting this week, and the rest of the country will quickly follow suit.
In Germany, the degree of pollution reached peak values under the pressure of the delta variant.
Now the epidemic is flaring up even faster and Germany is preparing for a new one “vaguely massive“In connection with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant,” said Health Minister Karl Lauterbach on Friday.
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“We need to prepare for a challenge that we have not yet experienced in this form; even a slightly gentler development would make no difference“According to the Robert Koch Institute for Public Health Monitoring (RKI), the number of new cases over 24 hours exceeded the 50,000 mark on Friday.
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