Talking at a media convention in Denmark, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has offered a slate of latest nationwide and native restrictions to fight the rising variety of coronavirus circumstances within the nation.
Frederiksen introduced that there could be a “geographical, focused, partial closure” in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Odense and various municipalities the place the an infection is most widespread, with new restrictions launched in 38 areas throughout the nation.
The prime minister said in a video message to the nation that the transfer was essential, as “we should intervene early, in order that we are able to hopefully keep away from shutting down even more durable.”
The mayors of the 38 municipalities affected attended a digital assembly with the federal government on Monday morning to debate the upcoming restrictions and the way their residents ought to act to assist management the virus. New restrictions might be in place till January 3, and countrywide measures which are already in place might be prolonged till March.
College students in fifth grade and above might be despatched residence, whereas staff who don’t work in important jobs might be requested to work at home, and bars, cinemas, cultural establishments, and eating places will stay closed till after the New Yr.
Well being Minister Magnus Heunicke instructed a media convention on Monday, “We’re coming into a brand new part of the epidemic. It’s a part the place we’re seeing exponential will increase within the an infection curves.”
Over the weekend, Denmark reported 3,718 new infections and 20 new fatalities, bringing the full variety of confirmed circumstances within the nation to 88,858 and deaths to 878 for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
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