Official: Children sent home and shopping centers close

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

The corona situation is serious in Denmark.

So serious that the latest restrictions have already been followed by new restrictions in order to contain the spread of infection.

The authorities, lead by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, announced the news two days ago at a press conference.

“We have now entered risk level 4 nationwide – the second highest level. This means that the authorities consider the infection to be widespread in the country,” Mette Frederiksen said.

Here are the new restrictions

As many media outlets had already surmised before the press conference took place, it was announced that all shopping centers, arcades, and department stores had to close.

Additionally, all liberal businesses such as hair dressers have to close on Monday, December 21, while all stores with the exception of pharmacies and supermarkets have to close from Friday, December 25, until January 3.

From Monday, 0-4th graders will be sent home from school, and efterskoler (afterschools)  and højskoler (folk schools) have to close until January 3.

Multiple experts have recommended that citizens transportation around the country should be halted – for example by closing Storebæltsbroen – but this was not part of the presented restrictions.