Government ushers in nightlife restrictions in Copenhagen as coronavirus cases surge

As of Thursday, face masks will be mandatory in capital bars, cafes and restaurants as nightlife to close at 22:00 again

Due to an increase in new coronavirus cases in recent weeks, the government has just unveiled new restrictions specifically aimed at nightlife in Copenhagen.

From September 17, face masks will be mandatory in bars, restaurants and cafes, while establishments must close down by 22:00 in the capital and 16 nearby municipalities.

The same restrictions will also apply to private events.

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Not so super, Superliga
PM Mette Frederiksen warned earlier today on social media that restrictions on the nightlife in the capital were imminent.

“We can’t have the parties continuing in the Copenhagen nightlife, as has been the case recently,” said Frederiksen. 

Finally, the number of people permitted to attend Superliga games in the capital region will be reduced to 500 again.

The new restrictions will initially apply until October 1.

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