Denmark extends lockdown for two weeks
Denmark is to extend its current lockdown, which was due to expire on January 3rd, for two weeks until January 17th, the country's prime minister Mette Frederiksen announced at a press conference on Tuesday evening.
The lockdown was also deepened, with pupils in the first four years of primary school, who were sent home early on December 21st, now returned to distance learning for the first time since the spring. Read our story here.
Swedish police have turned back 2,900 travellers from Denmark
Since Sweden closed its borders for travellers from Denmark on December 22nd, Swedish police have turned back 2,900 travellers at the border, the Ritzau newswire has reported. All cars are expected when they arrive in Sweden at Lernacken, and trains are expected at Hyllie station in Malmö.