Government looking to reopen restaurants, schools and shopping centres

Phase two of the reopening process to start Monday next week, confirmed PM Mette Frederiksen

With the government in deep discussions regarding the second phase of reopening Denmark from the coronavirus lockdown, the PM Mette Frederiksen tossed the Danes a bone this evening.

Frederiksen said that from next Monday, there was a possibility to gradually and cautiously begin reopening restaurants, cafes, the retail sector (including shopping centres), and schools (6th grade and up).

There was also good news for football fans. Frederiksen said that the Superliga could kick off again soon, although fans will have to watch matches from the confines of their homes.

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Final deal near
The PM underlined that the reopening strategy would occur in a responsible manner that would include restrictions. 

The PM praised the Danes for how they’ve handled the lockdown, but said that continued reopenings would depend on continued vigilance in terms of hygiene and social distancing. 

The government will continue discussing options tonight and hope to reach a final solution as soon as possible.