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Denmark launching a 'coronavirus passport' to prove vaccination

Denmark launching a 'coronavirus passport' to prove vaccination
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Denmark will be issuing coronavirus passports for individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The coronavirus passports will be issued at the end of February, Denmark’s acting finance minister, Morten Bodskov, said on Wednesday, the Financial Times reported

There will also be a digital form of the passport, but it will not be available for another two to three months. More details could also be added to the digital passport, such as if a person has tested positive for antibodies, Bodskov said. 

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Denmark’s government will make these passports while consulting with cultural and business organizations. They will also consider the demands from the European Union. 

“It is absolutely crucial for us to restart Danish society so that companies can get back on track,” Bodskov said. 

The government hopes these passports will help return Denmark to pre-coronavirus days, allowing business people to travel outside the country, sporting events to host fans and concerts to take place.

Denmark has had almost 200,000 cases of the coronavirus along with over 2,000 deaths. Denmark, along with many other countries, has shut down many normal activities in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. 

The coronavirus vaccine is sparking new hope, but officials are saying the world still has a long way to go in combatting the pandemic.