ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “What lessons can we learn from Denmark for life after COVID-19 lockdown? | The World” – below is their description.
As many Australians in lockdown wait hopefully for light at the end of this COVID tunnel, Denmark has lifted all its restrictions – and with close to 75 per cent of the population fully vaccinated, life for the most part has returned to normal.
Michael Bang Petersen has been an advisor to the Danish Government through this process, and says trust in health authorities was a key driver in achieving a high vaccine uptake.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Denmark
Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. The capital is Copenhagen. Denmark proper, consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 islands.
The Kingdom of Denmark comprises Denmark proper and the two autonomous territories in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948; in Greenland home rule was established in 1979 and further autonomy in 2009.
Denmark has highly developed mixed economy. Denmark became a member of the European Economic Community (now the EU) in 1973, but negotiated certain opt-outs; it retains its own currency, the krone. It is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, and the United Nations; it is also part of the Schengen Area. Denmark has close linguistic ties to its Scandinavian neighbours.
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