As you are likely aware, Denmark’s borders are closed, and the government has encouraged all Danes traveling abroad to return as soon as possible. Danes living permanently abroad are encouraged to stay where they are. You may be interested in an overview of the corona situation playing out in Denmark.
The Latest News
The steady stream of news about the Corona virus in Denmark is sometimes overwhelming. Here, we point to a few resources we believe are authoritative:
- The World Health Organization provides the latest situation updates and data regarding the Corona virus outbreak, which you can read about at this link.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention helps to inform about the symptoms of Corona virus and how to take care of the illness. All this information is available on www.cdc.gov.
At www.um.dk you will find contact details on embassies and consulates all over the world, and here you will find details on the register maintained by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to track Danes abroad. Returnees are asked to cancel the registration when they return to Denmark.
Below are som Danish ressources to read about Corona virus
- Here you can find a collection of key information about the virus in an overview of the latest announcements from the authorities, the spread of the virus, answers to common questions, and much more.
- Denmark’s national broadcaster watches the situation closely to provide insight into the key questions, which you can read on this link. The site is updated continuously.
You will find contact details on embassies and consulates all over the world here, and here you will find details on the register maintained by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to track Danes abroad. Returnees are asked to cancel the registration when they return to Denmark.
How Does the Corona Virus Spread?
The Danish Health Authority provides the following information on its website (adapted from the Danish):
”The virus travels from person to person via droplets. These droplets move 3-6 feet through the air when a person coughs or sneezes and then fall to the ground. The virus thus does not remain in the air. The virus does not infect through skin contact, only via mucous membranes – typically in the nose, mouth, and eyes.
You can get infected if you are close to someone who carries the virus when he or she coughs or sneezes or you hug each other so that the droplets land on your mucous membranes. Another route of infection is touching a surface with the virus and then touching one’s nose, eyes, or mouth.
It is not yet certain whether an infected person can infect others prior to having symptoms. Our current information indicates that in the majority of cases, symptomatic individuals are the source of most new cases.”
Protect Yourself and Others
Here are the five tips for protecting yourself and others against the Corona virus:
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
- Cough or sneeze in your sleeve – not in your hands.
- Do not shake hands or hug or put your face close to another’s – limit physical contact.
- Be vigilant about cleaning at home and at work.
- If you are elderly or suffer from a chronic illness, keep at a distance from others and ask others to be considerate