Live news update: Aalborg Municipality is on lockdown from tomorrow

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

The number of infections is on the rise in Denmark.

This means that the government is once again enforcing stricter initiatives in order to break the chain of infection.

During the last 24 hours, there have been registered 3.132 cases of Corona – the highest amount of confirmed cases in the history of the epidemic.

This week, there was a regional and local lockdown of 38 municipalities – including Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Odense.

Today even more municipalities have been hit by the restrictions, and this includes Aalborg.

The new restrictions start tomorrow at 16:00, December 11, and will so far extend until January 3.

The new restrictions in Aalborg are:

  • Students from 5th grade and up are sent home and will be schooled digitally
  • Bars, cafées, and restaurants close. Takeaway will remain open
  • Cinemas, theaters, and different cultural institutions will close
  • Public pools, fitness centers, museums, libraries, and night schools will close
  • Sports and club activities must close their indoor facilities for the public. However, professional athletes can still use the rooms
  • Amusement parks, zoos, and aquariums have to close their indoor facilities for the public
  • Public workplaces are encouraged to send home their employees (as long as they don’t fill critical job functions)

Mette Frederiksen furthermore says that we have to remember to stay home, not invite guests, and not meet too many people.

“It’s what we do now that counts,” she concludes.