COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark will now test every person with symptoms of the new coronavirus.
Denmark’s Health Minister Magnus Heunicke says the nation has gotten control of the epidemic, but he says if a person has a dry cough, fever or respiratory problems, they should call the doctor to be tested.
Soeren Brostroem is head of the Danish Health Authority. He says it is up to the doctors to gauge whether a person should be tested. More precise guidelines will be issued later this week.
“There now is available capacity to test more people,”
Heunicke says Denmark has the capacity to increase testing and tests can be done in the tents that have been put up near hospitals in Denmark’s five regions.
Denmark reopened Monday hair salons and tattoo parlors, among others, and some school children have been able to return to class last week.
According to Danish official figures, 7,515 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus and 364 people have died.