Denmark extends coronavirus restrictions for another two weeks

Particularly vulnerable risk groups to be issued blue badges that convey that others should keep their distance

A blue badge will be given to the particularly vulnerable (photo: screenshot)
October 7th, 2020 2:32 pm| by Christian W

At a press conference just moments ago, the government revealed that it has decided to extend the current coronavirus restrictions by another two weeks.

The decision means that the restrictions will be in force until at least October 31.

The health minister, Magnus Heunicke, said that Denmark must remain vigilant because, despite the number of cases decreasing here, the pandemic is still on the rise elsewhere in Europe.

He also revealed that people who are in the particularly vulnerable risk group will be issued a blue badge (see image above) that conveys that others should keep their distance.

Current restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic include:

– Restaurants, bars and cafes closing down at latest 22:00 nationwide and facemasks are compulsory when not seated

– A public gathering limit of 50 people (although for seated events the figure remains at 500)

– The private and public sector are encouraged to let employees work from home

– More stringent restrictions for visitors at elderly centres and hospitals