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Denmark Expands Virus Restrictions Nationwide

December 16, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Restrictions that applied to 69 of Denmark’s 98 municipalities are becoming nationwide on Wednesday with restaurants, theaters, museums, cinemas and various other venues closing.

Shops will remain open, but people are urged to work from home, and children from 5th grade upward will be sent home from school and switch to remote learning.

The nationwide restrictions are to continue until Jan. 3.

The government said the move was decided “on the basis of the high level of infection in Denmark,” which has had 116,087 cases — up 2,992 on Wednesday— and 961 deaths — up 11.

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