Denmark shuts down parts of the country to curb local infection spikes

Citizens are tested for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Northern Jutland, Denmark

Denmark will implement further lockdown measures in parts of the country to curb a recent spike in coronavirus infections, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Monday.

Bars, restaurants, museums and cinemas will have to close on Dec. 9 in 38 municipalities, including Copenhagen, and students in upper primary school, high schools and universities will be sent home.

The new restrictions will be in place until Jan 3.

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