The Danish Prime Minister announced that he would close all preschools, schools, and universities across the country for two weeks to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Straitstimes reported on March 11, the Danish Prime Minister said that in addition to closing schools, the government also asked public employees to not take charge of important work on paid leave to limit Covid- 19 spread.
Students all over the country started to leave school from March 13. Child care centers will be closed from March 16.
“This will have serious consequences but if not done, the consequences will be worse. Under normal circumstances, the government will not introduce such a large measure of influence without a solution to ensure benefits.” But we are in unusual situations, “Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen explained at the press conference.
The decision was made after the Danish Patient Safety Agency reported 442 new cases on the evening of March 11, bringing the total number of people to quarantine to 1,303.
Ms. Frederiksen acknowledged that the country had to pay a high price for such measures, including businesses’ closure and unemployment. She also pledged that the government will do its best to support the workers.
In addition to closing the school, for a part of public employees on leave, the government also banned all events with more than 100 participants, instead of 1,000 people as notice.
Søren Brostrøm, director of the Danish Health Agency, said the number of corona virus infections in the country would skyrocket in the coming weeks. According to him, this is a threat to the whole world.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, Denmark recorded 516 cases of Covid-19 infection. The country detected its first case on February 27.