Companies and municipalities sending employees home again 

Pandora, TV2, DR and Rambøll are among those keeping workers at home as coronavirus cases mount

Rambøll is one of several big Danish firms to send its employees home to work (photo: News Øresund/Jenny Andersson)
September 8th, 2020 11:41 am| by Christian W
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As the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase in Denmark, several big companies and municipalities have reverted back to sending employees home to work

Big media players DR and TV2 have sent workers home to work, where possible, for the next fortnight, while the likes of Pandora and Rambøll have done the same for thousands of their workers.

Meanwhile in the public sector, hard-hit Copenhagen and Odense are among the 18 municipalities that have sent administrative workers home to work.

Several universities, including the University of Copenhagen and the University of Southern Denmark, have also decided to have all employees, where possible, work from home. The universities have also shelved scheduled social events.

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Concerning spike
Yesterday, the government reduced the limit of people gathering from 100 to 50, while bars and restaurants are once again obliged to close at midnight, rather than at 02:00. 

A planned expansion of capacity limits at sports events has also been postponed due to the spike in coronavirus cases.

Currently, 21 municipalities have over 20 cases per 100,000 citizens – a figure that the health authorities are watching with concern.