New lockdown in Denmark, schools and bars closed

 Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says, "The situation is worrying.  At Christmas meetings of up to ten people”. 

Denmark has decided to close secondary and high schools, bars, cafes and restaurants in the area most affected by the second wave of coronavirus, including the capital Copenhagen, as reported by the Guardian.

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"The infection rate is too high, the situation is worrying," said the Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, announcing the new measures.  Cinemas, theaters, gyms and libraries will also be stopped.  At Christmas gatherings should be limited to a maximum of ten people.

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The new measures will remain in force at least until the end of the year, and include distance learning for students from the fifth grade upwards starting one week before Christmas vacations.  The restrictions, which also include the closure of amusement parks, zoos and gyms in 38 counties, affect Copenhagen and the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as the second and third largest cities in Denmark, Aarhus and Odense.

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Denmark has seen a steady increase in coronavirus infections in recent weeks.  The country has counted 90,603 infections and 885 deaths.

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