Temporary assembly ban enforced in Christiania in response to British variant of coronavirus

New strain now accounts for 7 percent of all recent infections in some parts of the country

Copenhagen Police has introduced a temporary assembly ban in Christiania to curb the more contagious British variant of the coronavirus. 

Individuals are prohibited from being stationary on Pusher Street and the Green Light District between 10:00 and 24:00 until January 13.

Anyone violating the ban risks a fine of 2,500 kroner. 

British variant threat
The ban, which took effect on Thursday at noon, could be extended if the police deem it necessary. 

The British variant of the coronavirus now accounts for 2 percent of all new cases nationwide – and as much as 7 percent in some areas of the country.

The government recently lowered the gathering limit from ten to five people and now advises everyone to keep a distance of two metres in public spaces.