Denmark has become the first EU member state to lift all coronavirus curbs on Tuesday despite surging Omicron cases. The government believes its massive vaccination drive alone would allow it to cope with the more contagious, yet milder variant of the virus.
Starting from February 1, the Scandinavian country has stopped categorizing Covid-19 as a “socially critical disease,” ditching facemasks and Covid-19 passes.
Limitations on indoor gatherings have been removed, with restaurants and bars returning to their usual working hours. Nightclubs are also going to reopen across Denmark late on Tuesday.
“We can… find the smile again,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said as she announced the return “to life as we knew it before corona” last week.