Parliamentary party representatives were advised on Monday morning about possible incoming local restrictions around Copenhagen, according to news wire Ritzau’s sources.
The nature of the restrictions is unknown at the current time, as is the date on which they would come into force.
Denmark currently has national measures in place including assembly limits, restrictions on selling alcohol and mandatory use of face masks at indoor public places.
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Ritzau reports that several sources have said that local restriction could be applied from Monday next week until January the second, the date national restrictions are currently scheduled to expire.
No schedule is known for any government announcement of the new measures.
According to newspaper Ekstra Bladet, the restrictions could include increased home working and restrictions on leisure activities for children and youths. Broadcaster TV2 reports that higher education is likely to be asked to step up online classes, with school children required not to mix with children from other classes.
Speculation also suggests increased focus on the retail sector, which is seeing an increase in activity as Christmas approaches. A limit on the number of people in stores and extended opening times are two levers available to authorities.
The 17 local areas in question are the central Copenhagen and Frederiksberg municipalities along with Tårnby, Brøndby, Hvidovre, Vallensbæk, Gladsaxe, Rødovre, Herlev, Lyngby-Taarbæk, Ishøj, Gentofte, Ballerup, Høje-Taastrup, Dragør, Glostrup and Albertslund.
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