Denmark locks down ENTIRE COUNTRY in response to coronavirus pandemic

Thursday, March 12, 2020
By Paul Martin

by: Michael Alexander
NaturalNews.com
Thursday, March 12, 2020

In a surprise announcement, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of Denmark said the country is imposing a lockdown to contain its rapidly rising number of coronavirus cases. Frederiksen made the announcement during a press conference on Wednesday.

According to Frederiksen, public sector employees who do not perform critical functions will be sent home on paid leave, while those who are employed in the private sector will be encouraged to work from home.

All schools and universities in the Scandinavian nation will also be shut down, Frederiksen said during her address.

In addition, Frederiksen also imposed restrictions on events, with local media reporting that events seen to attract more than 100 participants will be banned — a major decrease compared to the original limit of 1,000.

“We need to limit activity in society as much as possible, without letting our society grind to a halt,” Frederiksen said.

According to Frederiksen, their decision to enact strict impositions and tough measures will have a significant impact on their economy.

“We will not get through this as a country without a cost. Businesses will suffer losses and people will lose their jobs. The government will do what it can to help,” Frederiksen said, noting that their current situation necessitated the enactment of such measures.

“Under normal circumstances, a government would not present such far-reaching measures without having all the solutions ready for the many Danes concerned, but we are in an extraordinary situation,” Frederiksen stated.

“This will have huge consequences, but the alternative would be far worse,” she said, adding that those who are healthy have a shared responsibility to protect the more vulnerable members of their population.

“Everyone who is healthy, we have a great responsibility towards the vulnerable,” she added.

Those seen to be at high risk for COVID-19 — the disease caused by the new coronavirus which originated from Wuhan in China before spreading across other parts of the world — are those who are aged 60 and above, as well as those with compromised immune systems and chronic illnesses.

Søren Brostrøm, director of The Danish Health Authority, said that he expects the number of cases to increase rapidly in the coming days and weeks.

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