Posted on 30. Mar, 2020 in: News

Slower rate of infection provokes cautious optimism

Although the number of corona cases continues to rise the rate of infection is far lower than Italy and Spain – a sign that  political measures and social distancing are working, according to…

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2020 in: News

Experts promote ‘herd mentality’ theory despite threat of 67,000 deaths

The head of the National Serum Institute has cast doubts on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendations for how to curb the spread of the coronavirus. According to Kåre Mølbak, one of seven…

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2020 in: News

PM hopeful lockdown won’t last for months

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen is confident that Denmark won’t be closed down for months. In a Facebook message, Saturday, the PM said the time frame for reopening is dependent upon whether the public…

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2020 in: News

Allies disagree on new business aid package

The cross-party consensus behind the government’s emergency aid packages for the business sector is showing signs of crumbling. A Liberal (V) proposal to compensate companies for up to DKK45.000 ($7,000) per employee, per…

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2020 in: News

U.S. media monitoring Danish corona response

The government’s strategy of granting multi-billion aid packages to businesses to ease the effects of the corona crisis is being watched with interest in the U.S. So far DKK287bn has been offered to…

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2020 in: News

No virus checks on transit workers

Two parties on opposite sides of the political spectrum have called on the government to act after it was revealed that foreign workers arriving in Denmark aren’t being subjected to the same self-quarantine…

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2020 in: News

Greenland bans strong beer to protect kids

Three Greenland cities have imposed a ban on strong beers until April 15th to reduce the possibility of abuse against children forced to stay home during the corona crisis. The ban covers the…

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2020 in: News

Virus updates

Danish specialist invents new testing method for corona….Austrian ski resort accused of cover-up….45,000 more jobless… A Danish specialist has discovered a novel way of testing for the coronavirus that could ease the pressure…

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Posted on 29. Mar, 2020 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, March 23rd – March 29th 2020:

Coronavirus/ What happened: Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the two-week lockdown announced on March 11th to curb the spread of the coronavirus wouldn’t be lifted until Easter, at the earliest – during a…

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Posted on 27. Mar, 2020 in: News

New infection figures provide ’cause for optimism’

Six more people died in Denmark from the coronavirus yesterday and seven were placed in intensive care. 1,851 are now officially infected with covid-19, a rise of 127 on Wednesday, and 386 hospitalised,…

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7:59 – All the Danish News That Fits

7:59 – Danish News Today, is the most reliable source of daily Danish news in English for diplomats, the ex-pat community, the business sector, or anyone in Denmark or abroad seeking an insight into what’s happening in Denmark right now.

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7:59: TODAS LAS NOTICIAS DANESAS DEL MOMENTO.
7:59-Noticias Danesas de Hoy es una nueva fuente de noticias en inglés dirigida especialmente al cuerpo diplomático, extranjeros viviendo en Dinamarca

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