Northern Jutland lockdown: Restrictions tightens in 7 municipalities

By: Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

The corona-searchlight has now turned toward Northern Jutland after sick minks have infected 12 people in the region so far.

It’s already been decided that all minks in Denmark will be put down and now the authorities are implementing further restrictions to lower the number of infected in the North Jutland region – and not least to prevent that the mink variant strain spreads to the rest of the country.

At last week’s press conference, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced tighter restrictions in the following municipalities in the Northern Jutland region, which is home to around 280.000 people: Hjørring, Jammerbugt, Frederikshavn, Thisted, Brønderslev, Vesthimmerland, and Læsø.

The restrictions will initially be in effect until the 3rd of December in all the affected municipalities.

Restrictions in question:

A strong request that people stay in their own municipality.

Only cross the border if you have a critical job function or an urgent errand.

Avoid traveling into the seven municipalities.

Restaurants, bars etc. have to shut down everything but takeaway.

Students in higher education must stay home and study digitally.

Students from 5th to 8th grade must be schooled at home while students from 0-4th grade and 9th grade can show up at school in person.

Furthermore, all public transportation has been shut down in the affected municipalities – also across municipality borders.

Theaters, cinemas, and libraries also close. This includes indoor leisure activities.

The assembly limit is reduced to a maximum of 10 people but people are generally advised to stay at home.

All citizens in the seven municipalities are also encouraged to get tested.