Face masks compulsory in public transport until the end of the year … and beyond

Transport minister, Benny Engelbrecht, urged the public to reconsider using public transport around Christmas time

The current COVID-19 measure involving the mandatory use of face masks in public transport will be maintained until the end of the year … at the earliest.

In fact, the transport minister, Benny Engelbrecht, said at a press conference that the measure will likely be in effect a good while after the New Year as well.

“We can already say now that the face mask measure is something we will need to come to terms with using in public transport for the foreseeable future,” Engelbrecht told TV2 News.

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Christmas vigil-ance
Engelbrecht went on to urge the public to reconsider using public transport around the busy Christmas time.

The move is just one of several added restrictions that the government is evaluating following a recent spike in coronavirus cases in Denmark.

Yesterday, health authority figures revealed that 760 new cases have surfaced over the past 24 hours – the most in a single day since the spring.