The Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen announced on Friday night new restrictions aimed at curbing the country’s deteriorating corona situation.

Face masks must be worn indoors from Thursday next week. This means shops and libraries, among other things.

Alcohol must not be sold after 10 p.m. The restrictions will be in place until at least Jan. 2, Frederiksen said.

Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. This restriction is valid for at least four weeks and will be extended if necessary, writes The Local.

The old restrictions were continued

Existing restrictions were also extended until 2 January. They were supposed to end as early as next week.

The regulation on the mandatory use of face masks in public transport remains in force. The mask requirement does not apply to children under 12 years of age. Bars, cafes and restaurants must close at 22:00.

Prime Minister Frederiksen said he was sympathetic to the Danes, who were suffering from ‘coronary grief’ (coronatrist).

But he said the COVID-19 crisis is certainly not over.

– There is a risk that we will lose control in Denmark. I ask you to go through this crisis together, said the Prime Minister in a moved voice.