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Danish Health Authority recommends face masks on public transport

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The Danish Health Authority is to extend its recommendations on the use of face masks to “special situations,” such as “public transport, at times when it can be difficult to keep your distance from other passengers,” it said in a press release on Friday.

“The reason why we are announcing the new recommendations right now is that we can see that activity in public transport has increased in step with the gradual reopening, and that we expect a further increase in infections as the national holidays end and the reopening enters phase four,” said Soren Brostrom, director at the Health Authority, in the press release.

According to the authority, while face masks slow the spread of viral particles, they become contaminated, and the virus can eventually be passed on if the wearer touches the face mask without washing or spraying their hands.

“Most people are not used to wearing face masks, and therefore in the coming weeks we will publish more information and inspiration on how to use them correctly and which situations merit their use. If you use the wrong face mask, or use the mask incorrectly, it does not protect, but perhaps does more harm than good,” said Brostom.

The new recommendations are in line with the guidelines issued in May by the European Union (EU) regarding the use of public transport.

Meanwhile, another 12 employees at Danish Crown’s slaughterhouse in Ringsted, 67 km southwest of Copenhagen, have tested positive for COVID-19.

A total of 44 cases of infection have been registered since Monday at the slaughterhouse, which employs 900 people.

“Fortunately, we are experiencing a smaller increase than from Wednesday (16) to Thursday (16), but we still lack answers from the very large cluster of tests that have been carried out among all our employees,” press manager Jens Hansen wrote in a Danish Crown release on Friday.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Denmark has risen by 64 over the past 24 hours to 13,789. The number of deaths remains unchanged at 615, according to the Statens Serum Institut’s daily update.

(XINHUA)

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