Overview of coronavirus covid-19 pandemic in Denmark from lockdown 11. march 2020 until reopening phases 1-3: 14. april – 30. august 2020

 

 

 

Oversigt over coronavirus covid-19 pandemic i Denmark fra lockdown 11. marts 2020 til gradvis åbning i faser 1-3: 14. april – 30. august 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen, 8. july 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christiansborg Castle, built 1906-28, Copenhagen and view to “Børsen” former commercial trade building built 1619-25 by King Christian 4, king of Denmark and Norway 1588-1648.

Empty streets in danish lockdown, phase 2, 14. may 2020:

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Christiansborg Castle, built 1906-28, Copenhagen and Børsen built 1618-25. Empty streets in phase 2 of Lockdown covid-19 in Denmark. Photo 14. may 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Overview – Denmark:
Population in Denmark 5,8 mill. inhabitants, unemployment 4,9% (feb. 2020), annual national production (BNP): 355,7 billion USD (2018), 2.314.508.000.000 kr (2019).

The coronavirus covid-19 situation i Denmark after the first covid-19 patient detected positive in Denmark 27. february 2020 and after start of danish lockdown 11. march 2020 –

and reopening in phases 1-3:

Phase 1, period (13. april – 11. may 2020)

Phase 2,  period (part 1: 11-20. may 2020 and part 2: 21. may – 7. june 2020)

Phase 3, from 8. june 2020 – 30 august 2020

Phase 4, start from 31. august 2020

 

Overview of danish lockdown  and reopening from 11. march – 8. july 2020: Phase 1-3 out of 4 phases:

Date 3. july 2020, all Denmark. (Source: Statens Serum Institut and Sundhedsstyrelsen).

Status DENMARK:

Tested: 868.185;

Tested Positive Covid-19: 12.832;

Recovered Covid-19 infections: 11.817;

Hospitalised: 2.607 (30. june 2020),

Died: 606.

 

 

 

The first danish patient covid-19 was a journalist working on danish TV2 station in Copenhagen. He returned from ski holiday in Lombardy, North Italy  24. february 2020. He was detected covid-19 positive 27. february 2020 and he and all his contacts under his 2-6 days of incubation time working on the TV2 station were sent in isolation in their respectively homes. 

In the weeks 8-10: from 17. february – 9. march hundreds of danes returned from winter ski holidays in Austria (Ischgl ski resort) and Northern Italy. Many were detected covid-19 positive and the danish health authorities recommended all infected in voluntary isolation in their homes for a period of 14 days.

 

On wednesday march 11, 2020 World Health Organisation WHO declared coronavirus COVID-19 a Pandemic.

The same evening at 20.30 PM on wednesday march 11, 2020 the danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen addressed all danes on direct television on a press conference about the danish government plan of 4 phases to avoid a unlimited spread of coronavirus covid -19 in the danish population.

 

Phase 1:

 

The danish government closed all borders of Denmark saturday 14. march 2020 11.59 AM. All borders are open for in- and outgoing goods but closed for tourists.

This radical steps are to prevent the spreading of coronavirus to the danish population.

 

From 13-18 march 2020 the danish government ordered all schools, universities and children gardens etc. closed in minimum 4 weeks and ban all gathering of more than 10 people:

13. march 2020:

Lockdown of all schools and education institutions of all levels.

Lockdown of all public working places except critical workplaces. Work at home.

16. march:

Lockdown of all indoor public institutions, churches and praying halls and rooms of all faiths.

17. march 2020:

Restricted travel advices about all 196 countries in the world marked with red and orange colors of arias of dangerous covid -19 outbreak.

Advice to 14 days on quarantine at home after travelling form a covid-19 red and orange area.

18. march:

Lockdown of restaurants, bars, cafes, pubs, waterpipe-room and nightclubs.

Lockdown of shopping centers and big departments stores.

Lockdown of all indoors spare time recreation centers as swimming pool, swim-and play haal, cinemas, theatre, fitness- and solarcenters.

 

 

The danish government call all danes to act with responsibility in the daily life:

Keep distance of around 6 feet to all people – infected or not infected with coronavirus (all people are to be LOOKED as infected by coronavirus, COVID-19  – even when they are NOT infected).

Wash you hands after touching handle and railing. Don´t handshake. When you cough do it in a throwaway serviette or in your elbow 6 feet from other people.

Don´t kiss and squeeze.

Use disposable gloves – in your home, on work and when you are shopping.

When you are in close contact under 1 m distance to a person you must use safeguard protection as gloves and mask around mouth, nose and eyes. 

 

 

But don´t be panic – relax, use your common sense and act with great responsibility. Most children, young people and adults will if infected with coronarvirus only get mild symptoms as cold, fever and tired.

All the above measurements are to hinder a sudden and wide spread epidemic of coronavirus and to protect elder people of plus 60 years and all people with a reduced immunes system, reduced lung capacity and patients undergoing cancer treatment.

 

Former commerce building “Børsen” built 1618-25 by King Christian 4, King of Denmark and Norway 1588-1648. In distance Christiansborg Castle.

Controlled reopening of the danish lockdown in phase 1 on 5. may 2020 – Danish Liberation day 5. may 1945 after 5 years of Germain occupation 9. april 1940 – 5. may 1945.

Empty streets.

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“Børsen” built 1628-25 by King Christian 4 (King of Denmark and Norway 1588-1648). Photo 5. may 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen Inner Harbour.

Outdoor lessons in primary school 5. grade:

Controlled reopening of the danish lockdown in phase 1 on 5. may 2020 – Danish Liberation day 5. may 1945 after 5 years of Germain occupation 9. april 1940 – 5. may 1945.

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Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Outdoor lessons in primary school 5. grade. Photo 5. may 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

PHASE 1 of reopening Denmark:

 

Controlled reopening of the danish lockdown in phase 1 – period (13. april – 11. may 2020):

13. april 2020:

Controlled reopening of children gardens age 1-6 years old, schoolchildren in 0-5 grade classes (6-11 years old) and special classes for special education.

16. april:

Reopening of liberal occupation, law courts, research, laboratories and outdoors visiting by relatives in homes for elderly people.

 

Controlled reopening of the danish lockdown in phase 1 on 5. may 2020 – Danish Liberation day 5. may 1945 after 5 years of Germain occupation 9. april 1940 – 5. may 1945.

Only few tourist and  danes on main square Kings New Square built 1672-84 by King Christian 5, king of Denmark and Norway 1670-99:

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Kings New Square, Copenhagen. Built 1872-84 by King Christian 5. Photo 5. may 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Controlled reopening of the danish reopening in phase 1 (13. april – 11. may 2020) :

Nyhavn, Copenhagen with closed restaurants in phase 1:

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Nyhavn, Copenhagen. Danish lockdown and controlled reopening. Still closed restaurants. Photo 14. may 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

PHASE 2 of reopening Denmark:

 

Controlled reopening of the danish lockdown in phase 2,  period (part 1: 11-20. may 2020 and part 2: 21. may – 7. june 2020):

20. may 2020:

All restaurants, pubs and cafes with social distance of 1 m (3 feet).

All school classes 6-10 grade.

All gymnasiums (grammar schools and high schools).

Public Libraries.

All outdoor athletics, sport and games.

All community of religion.

All continuation schools.

Gatherings and meetings max. 10-50 persons and 1 m distance.

 

Nyhavn, Copenhagen with reopened restaurants in phase 2, part 2 (21. may – 7. june 2020) after covid-19 lockdown since 13. march 2020:

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Nyhavn Copenhagen. Reopening of restaurants in phase 2, part 2 (21. may – 7. june 2020) after covid-19 lockdown since 13. march 2020. Photo 4. june 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Højbro Plads, Copenhagen – reopened restaurants in phase 2, part 2 (21. may – 7. june 2020).

View to Christiansborg Castle.

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Højbro Plads, Copenhagen. View to Christiansborg Castle. Reopening in phase 2, part 2 (21. may-7. june 2020) of restaurants and cafes. Photo 4. june 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Højbro Plads wish statue of Bishop Absalon – founder and ruler of Copenhagen since 1167 A.C.:

Reopening of Denmark in phase 2, part 2 (21. may – 7. june 2020).

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Højbro Plad, Copenhagen with statue of Bishop Absalon on horse, founder and ruler of Copenhagen 1167 A.C. Reopening of Denmark in phase 2, part 2 (21. may – 7. june 2020). Photo 4. june 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Christianshavn Canal, Christianshavn, Copenhagen:

Reopened restaurants in phase 2, part 2 (21. may – 7. june 2020).

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Christianshavn Canal, Christianshavn, Copenhagen. Reopened restaurants in phase 2, part 2 (21. may – 7. june 2020). Photo 4. june 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

PHASE 3 of reopening Denmark:

The 8. june 2020 the danish government decided to reopen Denmark in phase 3.

Controlled reopening of the danish lockdown in phase 3, the 8. june 2020:

Reopening of culture institutions, museums and cinemas.

Zoo gardens, botanical gardens and aquarians.

Research institutions and folk high schools.

Summer activities for children and young.

Indoor activities of athletic and sport.

Indoor swimming pools and fitness centers.

Play and swimming centers.

Danish television stations DR1 and TV.

All institutions of higher education.

Gatherings and meetings max. 50 persons and 1 m distance and from 8. july 2020 max 100 persons.

 

 

 

The danish government and parliament plans to implement phase 4 the 31. august 2020 which include:

Open up for gathering of more than 500 persons.

Open nightclubs, discotheques and music playing grounds and halls.

Outdoor stadiums for sport facilities.

 

The danish Health Authority guidelines:

Sundhedsstyrelsen – click on text: Novel coronavirus, COVID-19 – Danish Health Authoritywww.sst.dk

 

Wash your hands frequently or sanitise your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub

Cough or sneeze into your sleeve – not your hands

Limit physical contact – avoid handshakes, refuse kisses on the cheek and avoid hugging

Be diligent with cleaning – at home and at work

Keep your distance and ask others to be considerate

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view to Kalvebod Brygge  and Island Brygge on Island Amager :

View 29. june 2020 to outdoor sea restaurant in phase 3 of reopening Denmark after covid -19 lockdown since 13. march 2020. 

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to outdoor sea restaurant and Islands Brygge on Amager Island on right. Photo in direction east 29. june 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view to Kalvebod Brygge  and Island Brygge on Island Amager:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to Kalvebod Brygge and Island Brygge on island Amager. Photo 29. june 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view to Kalvebod Brygge, Langebro Bridge between Copenhagen City and on Island Amager:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Swim and exercises at Kalvebod Brygge. Photo in direction east/south Langebro Bridge between Copenhagen City and island Amager 29. june 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – view from Kalvebod Brygge in direction west to outdoor restaurant, walk- and bike bridge “Bryggebroen”connecting island Amager and Fisketorvet with Shopping Center:

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Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View from Kalvebod Brygge in direction west to outdoor restaurant, walk-and bike bridge “Bryggebroen” connecting Amager Island and Fisketorvet with shopping center. Photo 29. june 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Fisketorvet – View 29. june 2020 to outdoor swimmingpool in phase 3 of reopening Denmark after covid -19 lockdown since 13. march 2020. 

View in direction to Copenhagen Inner Harbour to “Langebro” bridge connecting Copenhagen City with Amager Island:

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Fisketorvet, Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View to outdoor swimming pool. Phase 3 of reopening Denmark after covid-19 lockdown since 13. march 2020. Photo in direction east with Langebro Bridge in the distance 29. june 2020 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Overview of coronavirus covid-19 pandemic worldwide:

Confirmed case of coronavirus-covid19, downloaded from:

source: WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard | WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboardcovid19.who.int

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Global Situation

11,500,302 confirmed cases
535,759 deaths

Situation by WHO Region

Americas

5,915,551confirmed

Europe

2,809,848confirmed

Eastern Mediterranean

1,187,620confirmed

South-East Asia

974,389confirmed

Africa

382,563confirmed

Western Pacific

229,590confirmed
Source:World Health Organization
Data may be incomplete for the current day or week.
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Overview of danish lockdown and reopening from 11. march – 8. july 2020: Phase 1-3 out of 4 phases:

Date 3. july 2020, all Denmark. (Source: Statens Serum Institut and Sundhedsstyrelsen).

Status:

Tested: 868.185; Tested Positive Covid-19: 12.832; Recovered Covid-19 infections: 11.817; Hospitalised: 2.607 (30. june 2020), Died: 606.

 

 

 

Links:

WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard | WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboardcovid19.who.int

Novel coronavirus, COVID-19 – Danish Health Authoritywww.sst.dk

 

 

Text and photos copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2020

All rights reserved

 

 

Melby, North Sealand, Denmark 8. july 2020

Best wishes

Erik

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