Mandatory face masks expanded and sale of alcohol after 22:00 banned

And as the number of daily cases shoots past 800, the government has significantly reduced the gathering limit from 50 to 10

Earlier this week, the government warned that new measures would be introduced in an attempt to curb the rising number of coronavirus cases in Denmark.

This evening, those measures were revealed.

From October 29, face masks will be mandatory inside in any building that has public access – from supermarkets and kiosks to hospitals and schools.

And from October 26, kiosks and supermarkets are now banned from selling alcohol after 22:00 (the same time bars are obligated to close).

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Records falling by the day
Additionally, the gathering limit already in place will be reduced from 50 to 10.

The news comes following the release of new figures that showed the daily spike in confirmed cases increasing from 630 on Wednesday and 760 yesterday, to a new record of 859 today.

Earlier today it was revealed that face masks will be mandatory on public transport up until the end of the year … at the earliest.

Furthermore, other current restrictions will also remain in place until at least 2 January 2021.

The PM, Mette Frederiksen, said that while the situation was certainly serious, Denmark is much better prepared now than the country was when the crisis kicked off earlier this year.

The PM went on to reveal that further restrictions could be implemented if cases continues to rise.