The government announced that masks will no longer be required on Danish public transportation, marking the end of the Nordic country’s mandatory face-covering restrictions. In a statement, transport minister Benny Engelbrecht said, “We are now in a situation… where a big portion of the public has been vaccinated and we are returning to a more normal everyday routine.” Starting on Saturday, He went on to declare, “We can say goodbye to masks on buses, trains, and the metro.”
The update was supposed to happen on September 1st. In the Scandinavian nation of 5.8 million people, where 1,000 new diseases are reported every day, health officials have relaxed social-distancing laws. Over 60% of the population has received the vaccination as a whole. In a statement, Helene Bilsted Probst, deputy head of the national health department, said, “We now have strong control of the virus across society.”
“As a result, we may alter the preventative advice so that people can retain a regular daily life while still adhering to the prevention concept.”
Masks will continue to be required on planes and in airports where international air-transport regulations apply.