Increasing infection rate: Jomfru Ane Gade is currently a hotspot

by Megan McPhee Christensen

As of Thursday, May 20, the North Jutland Police have declared a so-called hotspot in and around Jomfru Ane Gade.

The hotspot is temporary – meaning that it applies until May 31 – and there are signs in the area to indicate this.

The North Jutland Police has launched this initiative – which was also used last year – because the reopening of society brings an increased risk of guests gathering outside on the street after the restaurants, primarily in Jomfru Ane Gade, close.

As a result, this can increase the risk of cascading transmissions.

“When we see that the number of infections in the Aalborg municipality, especially among the younger population, is increasing – then yes, we try to take steps to prevent gatherings outside of the restaurants”, police inspector Claus Danø says.

He also encourages citizens in general and young people, in particular, to remind each other to behave sensibly and considerately while maintaining social distance.

Noticeable police presence

As a result of the hotspot, the North Jutland Police will have an increased presence around Jomfru Ane Gade in the coming weekend to ensure that rules and restrictions are obeyed.

“Our patrols will be located in and around Jomfru Ane Gade where we will be talking with the guests – especially around closing time – so that we can avoid crowds forming when they are leaving the street”, Claus Danø explains.

Rapid response

In relation to these initiatives, the police inspector points out that if instructions are not followed then the police are able to issue a definitive ban in and around Jomfru Ane Gade to stop people from standing around in the street.

“And we will need to respond rapidly if problems arise that require police intervention”, Claus Danø highlights.

The current hotspot applies in Aalborgs party-street Jomfru Ane Gade as well as in Jomfru Anes Gård and Vesterå.

Police have put up signs around the area, and the hotspot will apply until the May 31, 2021.