Primary School Children to return to classroom from Feb. 8 in Denmark

People use laboratory equipment as researchers at Aalborg University screen and analyse all the positive Danish coronavirus disease (COVID-19) samples for the new English virus variant "cluster B.1.1.7", in Aalborg, Denmark

Children in classes up to fourth grade will return to school Feb. 8 as Denmark has seen a steady reduction in new COVID-19 infections in recent weeks.

Health minister Magnus Heunicke said it was “a careful reopening,” adding the Scandinavian country still deals with the variant first reported in Britain which has been spreading in Denmark despite overall declining infection numbers.

Staff at schools will undergo regular testing and parents will be required to wear face masks on school sites.

Denmark has recorded 2,145 deaths and 198,960 cases.

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