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Denmark Prepares to End Curbs as Hospitals Can Control Omicron

  • Government plans to end restrictions by the end of the month
  • Danish hospitalizations fall while number of infections surges
A sign requests visitors to wear masks at Torvehallerne food market in Copenhagen, Denmark.

A sign requests visitors to wear masks at Torvehallerne food market in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Photographer: Carsten Snejbjerg/Bloomberg

Denmark wants to end virus restrictions and reclassify Covid-19 as a disease that no longer poses a threat to society, according to government documents seen by Bloomberg News.  

The change is coming as the Nordic country registers record numbers of daily virus infections while hospitalizations are declining, indicating that omicron is less dangerous than earlier variants of the virus.