Denmark to free entire retail sector from lockdown on Monday

Denmark – Denmark will open much of its economy on Monday, after judging that the threat posed by Covid-19 is no longer serious enough to warrant keeping businesses shuttered.

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the government’s decision to impose restrictions earl on played a key role in allowing the country to now start returning to normal.

“We were quick and efficient in closing down our society,” the prime minister said in a televised media briefing.

“That’s why we can start to reopen.”

On May 11 Denmark’s entire retail sector will reopen, with cafes, restaurants, and schools for older children set to open the following week.

“We are now in a good place,” said Frederiksen.

Social distancing will still be a requirement and groups of over ten people continue to be banned.

Borders will remain closed, with an update from the government due by June 1. Further measures to open the economy won’t be announced until after the summer, said Frederiksen.

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