The decision means that all school kids, including grades 0-4, will have to remain at home for remote teaching for at least two weeks longer than previously expected.
The same is the case for students in youth educations and further educations.
Children in daycare can continue to go to their institutions.
At a press conference moments ago, PM Mette Frederiksen described the first COVID-19 vaccines being administered in Denmark two days ago as the “most hopeful moment of 2020”.
But she then returned to a somber tone.
“Let me be clear. The situation in regards to infection rates, hospitalisations and fatalities is now more serious than it was last spring,” said PM Mette Frederiksen at a press conference moments ago.
No new measures for New Year’s Eve
Other restrictions that will be extended are:
– all restaurants, bars and culture life being closed
– all shopping centres and shops (with the exception of supermarkets and pharmacies) will be closed
– hairdressers, tattoo parlours and the like will be closed
– everyone is strongly encouraged to work from home
There will be no new restrictions imposed, including for New Year’s Eve, but the government strongly urges citizens to cancel planned festivities with others.
A record 900 people are currently in hospital due to COVID-19-related illness and the death toll has surpassed 1,220.
Check out the latest State Serum Institute figures here.