Denmark will offer a fourth coronavirus vaccination to the most vulnerable citizens as it faces record infections from the Omicron variant.
The move comes as lawmakers agreed to ease restrictions at the end of the week, including reopening cinemas and music venues, as hospitalisation rates and deaths have stabilised despite the surge in cases.
The country’s health Minister Magnus Heunicke also announced the re-opening of cultural institutions, closed since December 19 in a country where 3,433 people have died since the start of the pandemic.
The Health Minister further noted that a maximum of 500 people will be allowed into indoor venues but bars and restaurants will have to close at 11 pm and the sale of alcohol will be banned from 10 pm.
So far, Denmark has logged more than one million COVID cases, with more than 90 percent of those emerging in recent weeks of the Omicron variant.
However, Chile and Israel are the only other nations to announce fourth shots, which have already begun to be administered to eligible populations in both countries.