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Protesters urged to take a coronavirus test

While demonstrating is legal in Denmark, Danish politicians ask participants to take a test afterwards or stay home for a few days to observe for symptoms.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

During yesterday’s Black Lives Matter demonstration in front of the Danish Parliament at Christiansborg more than 15,000 people were gathered, a number high enough to pose a risk of spread of the coronavirus experts said to Danish TV DR.

According to virus expert Allan Randrup Thomsen, the demonstration had such high numbers of participants that it qualifies as a super spreader event.

” With 15,000 participants there is a high risk that one person may be infected, and that person could potentially spread the virus to up to 60 people through contact spread,” he said to DR1.

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Danish politicians are urging the participants in the large demonstration to get themselves tested for coronavirus quickly.

” It is legal to participate in a demonstration in Denmark even during the coronavirus epidemic and the measures taken, everyone has a legal right to voice their opinion, we are not contesting this right, but would like to urge all participants to take a coronavirus test which is possible for all to do, ” Jesper Petersen, political spokesperson of the Danish Social democrats said to DR1.

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