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People stand in the Partybus, where people can listen to music while being tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ishoej, Denmark February 23, 2021. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK.(via REUTERS)

Denmark to take 'calculated risk' by easing Covid-19 curbs in March

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 07:35 PM IST
Denmark, which has one of the lowest infection rates in Europe, has seen general infection numbers drop after it introduced lockdown measures in December in a bid to curb a more contagious coronavirus variant.
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Jorgen Knudsen, 83, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the local school on the remote island of Endelave in the sea of Kattegat, Denmark. (Reuters)
Jorgen Knudsen, 83, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the local school on the remote island of Endelave in the sea of Kattegat, Denmark. (Reuters)

Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:05 PM IST
Danish Transport Minister Benny Engelbrecht said the decision was made to allow the matter to be thoroughly investigated and ensure that the testing are being carried out properly.
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Denmark halts all flights from UAE for five days(Unsplash)
Denmark halts all flights from UAE for five days(Unsplash)

Denmark bans flights from UAE for five days due to unreliable coronavirus tests

Reuters, Copenhagen
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:23 PM IST
  • On Friday, Denmark's Transport Ministry announced that they will be halting all flights from United Arab Emirates for five days.
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Tunisia adds Denmark to air travel ban list(Reuters)
Tunisia adds Denmark to air travel ban list(Reuters)

Tunisia adds Denmark to air travel ban list until further notice

By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover | Cairo
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 07:40 AM IST
After suspending air travel with Britain, Australia and South Africa, Tunisia has now put a ban on all air travel with Denmark amid fears of spread of the new coronavirus strain.
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A passenger looks at a flight board at Fiumicino airport after the Italian government announced all flights to and from the UK will be suspended over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Rome, Italy.(REUTERS)
A passenger looks at a flight board at Fiumicino airport after the Italian government announced all flights to and from the UK will be suspended over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Rome, Italy.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus: Strain in Italy, Netherlands, Denmark... as far as Australia

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:02 AM IST
France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Italy all announced restrictions on UK travel, hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Christmas shopping and gatherings in southern England must be cancelled because of rapidly spreading infections blamed on the new coronavirus variant.
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The exhumation of about 4 million mink will take place in May, with a six-month waiting period deemed sufficient to ensure the bodies will be free of the virus and safe to handle.(AP file photo)
The exhumation of about 4 million mink will take place in May, with a six-month waiting period deemed sufficient to ensure the bodies will be free of the virus and safe to handle.(AP file photo)

Denmark to dig up millions of dead mink after rushed cull

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 06:30 PM IST
The government is trying to bring to a close a chapter that forced a Cabinet minister to resign and ended Denmark’s reputation as a country that had fought off the pandemic more ably than most.
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Image of Simranjeet Kaur(Image Credit: BFI)
Image of Simranjeet Kaur(Image Credit: BFI)

Boxer Simranjeet Kaur enters Cologne World Cup finals

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 08:05 PM IST
World championship bronze-medallist Simranjeet Kaur (60kg) stormed into the finals of boxing’s Cologne World Cup in Germany, defeating Ukraine’s Marianna Basanets on Friday.
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The new law passed by parliament widened the circumstances that could constitute rape.(Representational image)
The new law passed by parliament widened the circumstances that could constitute rape.(Representational image)

Denmark strengthens rape laws, criminalises sex without explicit consent

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Copenhagen
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Around 11,400 women a year are raped or subjected to attempted rape in Denmark, according to the ministry’s figures.
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A Russian citizen living in Denmark has been charged with espionage for allegedly having provided information about Danish energy technology, among other things, to an unnamed Russian intelligence service.(File photo)
A Russian citizen living in Denmark has been charged with espionage for allegedly having provided information about Danish energy technology, among other things, to an unnamed Russian intelligence service.(File photo)

Denmark charges Russian citizen with espionage

By Associated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni | Copenhagen
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The suspect, who was not identified, has been held in pre-trial custody since the beginning of July, Denmark’s Prosecution Authority said.
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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmaker Ted Hui is currently visiting Denmark and urged European nations on Wednesday to allow protesters in Hong Kong "a safe haven from the terror” of China's Communist Party.(AP File)
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmaker Ted Hui is currently visiting Denmark and urged European nations on Wednesday to allow protesters in Hong Kong "a safe haven from the terror” of China's Communist Party.(AP File)

Ex-Hong Kong lawmaker asks Europe to provide ‘safe haven’

By Associated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Copenhagen, Denmark
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 06:16 PM IST
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Dan Jørgensen(Photo: Sourced)
Dan Jørgensen(Photo: Sourced)

Others should look to follow India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership, says Danish climate minister

By Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 05:56 PM IST
Dan Jorgensen points out that Denmark is a front runner in renewable energy, especially in offshore wind, and the country is in the process of using this technology to create “energy islands”
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Although the risk to humans is low, the European Food Safety Agency EFSA said this week that the virus’ evolution needed to be closely monitored. A strain of H5N1 has been known to spread to humans.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
Although the risk to humans is low, the European Food Safety Agency EFSA said this week that the virus’ evolution needed to be closely monitored. A strain of H5N1 has been known to spread to humans.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

Fast spreading bird flu puts European poultry industry on edge

By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Paris
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The vast majority of cases are in migrating wild birds but outbreaks have been reported on farms, leading to the death or culling of at least 1.6 million chickens and ducks so far around the region.
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Denmark, one of the world’s biggest producers of mink skins, is in the process of culling its entire 17 million mink population after the virus found its way into herds at hundreds of the country’s farms(REUTERS)
Denmark, one of the world’s biggest producers of mink skins, is in the process of culling its entire 17 million mink population after the virus found its way into herds at hundreds of the country’s farms(REUTERS)

Coronavirus mutation in Denmark’s minks could be perilous for vaccines

By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:14 AM IST
If a vaccine or an antibody isn’t 100% effective in eradicating an infection, then even if it prevents disease it could still allow resistant clones to form. These clones could then spread to other people and undermine the efficacy of the vaccine or treatment.
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Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has acknowledged that wiping out all breeding mink means the industry may not recover in Denmark, which is among the world’s biggest producers of the fur.(Reuters file photo)
Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has acknowledged that wiping out all breeding mink means the industry may not recover in Denmark, which is among the world’s biggest producers of the fur.(Reuters file photo)

Mutant Covid-19 in Mink raises questions about the future of fur

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:45 AM IST
The animals have emerged as highly efficient spreaders of Covid-19, potentially complicating efforts to control a pandemic that’s already claimed more than a million human lives.
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A man wearing a face mask waits for a train in the main train station in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday(AP Photo)
A man wearing a face mask waits for a train in the main train station in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday(AP Photo)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

By R Sukumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:24 AM IST
Pfizer’s CEO termed it a “great day for science and humanity,” and history may well prove him right, although there are still a few hurdles the vaccine has to clear. If it does that, it may well be available by the end of the year.
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Under the new rules that came into force at 4 a.m. Sunday, passenger planes and ships travelling from Denmark, and any accompanying freight, also won’t be allowed to dock.(Pixabay)
Under the new rules that came into force at 4 a.m. Sunday, passenger planes and ships travelling from Denmark, and any accompanying freight, also won’t be allowed to dock.(Pixabay)

UK bans non-resident arrivals from Denmark over mink fears

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | London
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 11:20 AM IST
The British government has banned freight drivers who have travelled through Denmark over the past 14 days and aren’t residents of the U.K. from entering England.
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Denmark, a major mink fur exporter, has said it may need to kill up to 17 million minks over the fear of the new mutation spreading back to humans(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Denmark, a major mink fur exporter, has said it may need to kill up to 17 million minks over the fear of the new mutation spreading back to humans(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Too early to judge if Covid-19 mutation in minks can impact vaccine: WHO chief scientist

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Geneva, Switzerland
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 05:47 AM IST
The coronavirus mutations in minks need to be studied properly before experts can say if there can be any complications and what kind, Maria Van Kerkhove, Covid-19 Technical Lead at WHO Health Emergencies Programme, said.
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Denmark is the world’s largest producer of mink fur. Cases of the coronavirus disease have also been identified at mink farms in other countries, including the Netherlands and Spain, since the start of the pandemic(AP (Representative Image))
Denmark is the world’s largest producer of mink fur. Cases of the coronavirus disease have also been identified at mink farms in other countries, including the Netherlands and Spain, since the start of the pandemic(AP (Representative Image))

Mutated variant of coronavirus linked to minks found in 214 people in Denmark

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Copenhagen, Denmark
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 02:35 AM IST
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen informed reporters on Wednesday that a mutated strain of coronavirus, which was identified on mink farms in the north of the country, had subsequently spread to humans.
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UK asks people arriving from Denmark to self-isolate(Twitter/SimplexityTM)
UK asks people arriving from Denmark to self-isolate(Twitter/SimplexityTM)

UK imposes 14 days of self-quarantine for people arriving from Denmark

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 10:39 AM IST
From November 6, people arriving in the United Kingdom from Denmark will have to self-isolate for 14 days as a precautionary measure amid the spike in Covid-19 cases
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WHO in touch with Denmark over mutated strain of Covid-19 detected in minks(Twitter/minklivesmatter/pauljwildlife)
WHO in touch with Denmark over mutated strain of Covid-19 detected in minks(Twitter/minklivesmatter/pauljwildlife)

Denmark to cull up to 17 million minks after coronavirus detected in them was transmitted to humans, WHO in touch

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Copenhagen [Denmark]
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 10:02 AM IST
In a new discovery, Denmark has revealed to WHO about a mutated strain of the coronavirus that was detected at mink farms in the North Jutland region that has already been detected in several people and can compromise the effectiveness of future Covid-19 vaccines
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An empty street in Leadenhall Market in the City of London, UK, as the Lockdown 2 began in England on Thursday.(Photo: Bloomberg)
An empty street in Leadenhall Market in the City of London, UK, as the Lockdown 2 began in England on Thursday.(Photo: Bloomberg)

Denmark’s mink cull a ‘black day’ for farmers

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, Copenhagen/London
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 05:38 AM IST
Denmark’s mink industry faced economic collapse after health authorities discovered a mutated coronavirus strain in the animals and people, prompting a nationwide cull and stricter lockdown measures in the north of the country.
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Christian Eriksen successfully converted a penalty.(Reuters)
Christian Eriksen successfully converted a penalty.(Reuters)

Nations League: Eriksen penalty earns Denmark win over 10-man England

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 11:22 AM IST
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eriksen powered his spot-kick past Jordan Pickford in the 35th minute, a couple of minutes after England centre back Harry Maguire had received a red card for a second booking.
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The WHO’s Europe region, which encompasses 53 countries including Russia, has seen more than 6.2 million cases and nearly 241,000 deaths related to the virus, according to the organisation’s official statistics.(REUTERS)
The WHO’s Europe region, which encompasses 53 countries including Russia, has seen more than 6.2 million cases and nearly 241,000 deaths related to the virus, according to the organisation’s official statistics.(REUTERS)

WHO calls for action against rising ‘pandemic fatigue’

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Copenhagen
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 02:04 PM IST
Kluge called on European authorities to listen to the public and work with them in “new and innovative ways” to reinvigorate the fight against Covid-19, which is on the increase throughout Europe.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in his first virtual summit with a counterpart from a European Union nation, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Monday.(ANI PHOTO.)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in his first virtual summit with a counterpart from a European Union nation, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Monday.(ANI PHOTO.)

India, Denmark elevate ties to ‘green strategic partnership’, PM Modi calls for resilient supply chains

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 10:36 PM IST
The decision was made during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first virtual summit with a counterpart from a European Union nation, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. The two leaders also agreed to expand their cooperation on ways to combat Covid-19 and future pandemics, including the development of vaccines.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets during a virtual bilateral summit with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen (unseen), in New Delhi on September 28, 2020.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets during a virtual bilateral summit with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen (unseen), in New Delhi on September 28, 2020.(ANI Photo)

PM Modi holds virtual summit with Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 05:45 PM IST
Earlier, the external affairs ministry issued a statement which said that an MoU in the field of intellectual property cooperation between the two countries will be signed on the occasion.
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PM Modi and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen will hold a virtual summit on Monday(PTI photo)
PM Modi and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen will hold a virtual summit on Monday(PTI photo)

PM Modi to hold virtual summit with Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:47 PM IST
According to a statement issued by the ministry, an MoU in the field of intellectual property cooperation between the two countries will be signed on the occasion.
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New computer interface creates images of human thoughts by monitoring brain signals(Twitter/MilitaryMonitor)
New computer interface creates images of human thoughts by monitoring brain signals(Twitter/MilitaryMonitor)

New computer interface creates images of human thoughts by monitoring brain signals

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Helsinki [Finland]
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:12 AM IST
In a novel brain-computer interface, researchers have developed a model that can create images of thoughts taking place inside a human’s brain
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STAND TOGETHER: Members of the Belarus diaspora and Ukrainian activists with smoke grenades during a rally in Kiev.
STAND TOGETHER: Members of the Belarus diaspora and Ukrainian activists with smoke grenades during a rally in Kiev.

Belarus frees protesters; EU weighs action

By Agencies | Brussels
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 04:55 AM IST
At least nine European Union countries and the bloc’s executive arm have called for new sanctions on Belarus ahead of emergency talks among member states on Friday.
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Cluster of islands that serve as an ideal spot for all sorts of outdoor activities.(Instagram @wacommunity)
Cluster of islands that serve as an ideal spot for all sorts of outdoor activities.(Instagram @wacommunity)

Copenhagen’s Floating Islands may just be the perfect place for social distancing amid coronavirus

By hindustantimes.come | Edited by Jahnavi Gupta | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 11:53 AM IST
The Copenhagen Islands built by architect Marshall Blecher and Studio Fokstrot serve as a brand new type of public park.
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Denmark withdraws as host of 2021 Artistic Gymnastic worlds due to Covid-19

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 11:11 PM IST
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) said in a separate statement that it was disappointed with the Danish federation’s decision and would consider launching a bidding process to identify a new host country.
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