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Denmark lockdown against Covid19

The Prime minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen holds a press conference on COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak, Copenhagen, Denmark (Picture: Direkta)

11 March 2020

The Prime Minister of Denmark has announced that the country will close all kindergartens, schools and universities for two weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. A few minutes ago at a press conference, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said public sector employees who do not perform critical functions will be sent home on paid leave, while those in the private sector will be encouraged to work from home as much as possible. Indoor events with 100 or more participants will also be been banned as part of the tough new measures, according to local media reports. In Denmark, there has been no reported death case from coronavirus, however, the number of cases is rising rapidly. Key points at a glance Frederiksen said: ‘This will have huge consequences, but the alternative would be far worse. ‘Under normal circumstances, a government would not present such far-reaching measures without having all the solutions ready for the many Danes concerned, but we are in an extraordinary situation.’

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