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MAP: Warm Danish weather is here: these are the overcrowded areas to avoid

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MAP: Warm Danish weather is here: these are the overcrowded areas to avoid
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Warm summer weather with temperatures in the mid-twenties is on the way to Denmark. That means crowding in popular areas.

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Police will be monitoring areas designated ‘hotspots’ in an effort to prevent overcrowding which could make social distancing difficult.

Forecasts predict several days with clear skies and temperatures nearing 30 degrees Celsius, and little to no wind.

That means parks and waterfronts could become popular locations across the country.

Police have encouraged people enjoyed warm summer weekends and evenings to consider avoiding the most popular spots.

“We encourage everyone generally to ensure good hygiene and maintain distance,” Copenhagen Police senior officer Lars Ole-Karlsen told DR.

“If you are at one of the places we are calling hotspots, and we can see there are a lot of people, we will encourage you to go somewhere else to avoid too many people in one place,” Ole-Karlsen explained.

Police districts have provided a list of the ‘hotspots’ they expect to become busy. The East Jutland police district on Thursday announced three further hotspots would be added in Aarhus. You can check them on the map below.

The locations are seen by police as places where people have previously gathered in numbers in spite of rules in place to prevent this, and are therefore seen as risk areas for overcrowding.

Police will be presence at these areas and have the right to close them if crowds become too packed.

 

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“We are focusing on these hotspots and in general on places where people are gathering. We will keep an eye on whether people follow the rules currently in place,” Ole-Karlsen said.

“It’s important that we all take this seriously and make an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19,” he added.

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