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  1. 12 hours ago, Paul said:


    I wish there were more ceremony involved, I would have popped over to support our girl becoming Queen.

    That would have been almost as surprising as the abdication itself.

    In Denmark, the tradition of coronations was discontinued several centuries ago. When absolute monarchy was introduced in 1660, the coronation ritual was replaced with a simpler anointment ceremony, which was in turn abolished when Denmark got its first democratic constitution in 1849.


  2. 57 minutes ago, Confessit said:

    Where I’m from you are the monarch until your last breath.

    No retirement is possible but I wish the former Queen well.

    That's might be the tradition, as it has also been in Denmark so far, but abdication is legally possible in the UK, although it requires an act of Parliament.

    The most recent British monarch to abdicate was King Edward VIII, who abdicated in 1936.


  3. 18 hours ago, Jazzy Jan said:

    Mary Donaldson from Tasmania Australia is now the Queen of Denmark.  :inlove:  Australia has a great interest in the Danish royal family.  

    Not quite yet 😉

    Queen Margrethe won't abdicate until 14 January, during a Council of State starting at 14:00 CET.

    At 15:00, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen will then proclaim the new King of Denmark from the balcony of Christianborg Palace.

  4. Yesterday, during her annual New Year's address, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark announced her intention to abdicate on live television. She will formally step down on 14 January 2024, 52 years to the day since she became queen.

    Not only is she the longest-serving monarch in Danish history, she is also the world's only reigning queen following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the world's longest-serving living monarch.

    I wouldn't exactly call myself a staunch royalist, but as a Dane I most certainly felt the presence of history yesterday when I watched the Queen's New Year's address, as we always do on New Year's Eve at 18:00. What an ending to the year!


  5. The Danish Health Authority has changed its test recommendations for COVID-19. In Denmark, as of today, only people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are recommended to be tested, and only if they belong to a high-risk group.

    Ironically, this announcement was made just a few hours after I tested positive myself.

  6. Thanks to a population cocktail consisting of widespread infection and high vaccination frequency, Danish health authorities estimate that Denmark will reach herd immunity within the next 2 weeks. Therefore, all Covid-19 restrictions in Denmark will be abolished as of 1 February.

    However, until the end of February, there will still be certain testing and isolation requirements for people entering Denmark from abroad - especially those who aren't fully vaccinated or previously infected.


  7. 12 hours ago, rebelheart said:

    Why aren't people getting vaccinated/booster shoots?:imsad: These restrictions shouldn't exist 2 years into this pandemic...

    They are.

    76.7 % of all Danish residents aged 5 or older have been fully vaccinated, and most of those who are eligible for the booster shot have received that one as well.

    Here in Denmark, everyone aged 40 or older can get the booster shot 4.5 months (20 weeks) after their 2nd shot, and so can people aged 18-40 who belong to a high-risk group. People aged 18-40 who don't belong to a risk group can get the booster shot 6 months (26 weeks) after their 2nd shot.



  8. Four days in a row new records have been set for new Covid-19 cases in Denmark.

    Danish authorities have now announced new restrictions which come into force on Sunday, mainly affecting cultural life:

    • Music venues, theatres, cinemas, museums, assembly rooms, zoos, aquariums, amusement parks and casinos will be required to shut down. Sporting events with paying spectators will not be allowed.
    • Restaurants, cafés and bars must close down by 11 p.m. and may not serve any alcoholic beverages after 10 p.m. Guests will be required to wear face masks or visors when not seated.
    • Alcohol sales will be banned from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Density limits will be introduced in restaurants, cafés, bars and places of worship: 2 sqm of floor space must be available for eash seated guest, and 4 sqm of floor space must be available for each standing guest.
    • Staff who have contact with customers must wear masks or face shields.
    • Wearing a mask or face shield will be required in schools of higher education and places of worship (it is already required in shops and public transportation).
    • Seat reservations and corona passes will be required in long-distance trains.
    • People are strongly urged to work from home if possible.
    • People are urged to limit social contacts to family and close friends

    As of now, these restrictions will apply for 4 weeks.

  9. 30 minutes ago, karbatal said:

    I think that masks are to be mandatory in the street in all countries that had a soft approach to the virus during summer. Spain is a bit better now than others because we have been using masks on the street since June.

    And sadly bars and restaurants are the clue. Once bars are closed or limited the cases fall dramatically. 

    In Denmark, most new cases are among people aged 15-30, and parties in private homes are the driving force here.

    Btw, the lockdown has now been extended to cover 69 municipalities, which are home to a total of 90 % of Denmark's population.

  10. Large parts of Denmark are going back into lockdown starting next Wednesday, for the time being up to and including 3 January 2021.

    In 38 of 98 Danish municipalities (which are home to half of Denmark's population) ...

    - On-premise teaching will be allowed only for preschool classes and years 1-4 of primary school. Years 5-9 of primary school will have to revert to 100 % online teaching - the same goes for secondary and higher education.

    - Restaurants, cafés and bars must close. Only take-away and delivery services will be allowed.

    - Indoor sports and recreational facilities must close.

    - Public-sector workers in non-critical functions must work from home.

    Additionally, all national measures already in effect will apply until at least 28 February 2021.

  11. 9 minutes ago, horn said:

    Participants reported their own test results; mask use was not independently verified, and users may not have worn them correctly.

    And also, did they wash their hands before having meal? when return home? before touching their face/eyes/nose?

    That's one of the reasons why the main conclusion of the study is that further research is needed.

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