Denmark reveals series of measures as COVID-19 cases rise to 514-Xinhua

Denmark reveals series of measures as COVID-19 cases rise to 514

Source: Xinhua

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2020-03-12 05:55:28

COPENHAGEN, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen revealed late Wednesday a series of measures as the number of COVID-19 cases across the country rose from 262 to 514 in just one day.

"The infection does not only come from those who have been traveling. We start to infect each other here at home," said Frederiksen in a press conference held at her office.

The prime minister asked all public servants who do not perform critical functions, like police and doctors, to work from home with pay from this Friday, and for the next two weeks.

All daycare facilities, schools, and other educational institutions will be closed from next Monday, March 16, and for a fortnight.

All private institutions, voluntary associations, and religious communities are "strongly encouraged" to do the same.

All indoor cultural institutions, libraries, and leisure facilities like bars and clubs, will also close for two weeks from Friday.

In the meantime, hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities will be urged to introduce stricter restrictions on visits immediately.

"Work is underway to prohibit assembly with more than 100 people indoors as well," added the prime minister.

"The measures are being implemented to mitigate and delay the spread of COVID-19 infections in the country," said Frederiksen.


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