Denmark will re-impose restrictions in order to curb the rapid spread of Covid-19 and, more importantly, the Omicron variant, the Prime Minister announced today.
The new restrictions include the closure of primary schools from December 15. Restaurants, bars and nightclubs will begin closing at midnight starting Friday. In addition, Danes are encouraged to work from home and cancel social gatherings, such as Christmas parties.
"We continue to appreciate that it is possible to keep large sections of Danish society open, thanks to strong support for vaccines," Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told a news conference.
The Danish Prime Minister has repeatedly said that the government would do everything in its power to avoid re-imposing restrictions, but the country has seen a dramatic rise in new coronavirus cases to record levels in recent weeks.
Denmark has registered more than 390 cases of infection with the Omicron variant, which was first identified in South Africa.
The variant has spread across Denmark after registering large outbreaks in the east and west of the country.