Entire COUNTRY of Denmark Goes Under Quarantine - Coronavirus

Entire COUNTRY of Denmark Goes Under Quarantine - Coronavirus
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Denmark is on coronavirus lockdown, making the country the second in Europe to grind to a halt as the life-threatening disease rips across the continent. 

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen declared that all Danish schools, universities, and kindergartens will be shut for two weeks to slow the spread of the bug.

Tough new measures will also include banning indoor events with 100 or more participants, and sending non-critical public sector employees home.

Private sector workers will also be encouraged to work from home, after the Danish Patient Safety Authority reported 442 new cases yesterday.    

The urgent action follows the World Health Organization's designation of coronavirus as a pandemic, as it blasted 'inactive' governments for fueling the crisis.

In a press conference this evening, Ms Frederiksen said: 'This will have huge consequences, but the alternative would be far worse.

'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.'

According to The Local, the Prime Minister added: 'We will not get through this as a country without a cost. Businesses will close. Some will lose their jobs. 

'We will do what we can to mitigate the consequences for employees.' 

Søren Brostrøm, director of the The Danish Health Authority, called the disease 'not only a threat for Denmark, but for the whole world.'

 

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    Patricia Davis · 2 months ago
    Brazil's press minister Fabio Wajngarten was with Trump last Saturday at Mar-a-Lago. FW is suspected of having COVID-19. He is waiting for test result now.
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    · 2 months ago
    We need to do the same thing here. I have three kids in school and it seems they are more worried about funding than the kid's safety. It seems as though they want to leave them in school until there is an outbreak...then send them all home with it. I am a business owner so I know the ramifications if we have to shut down for a while; its far better to bite the bullet now versus some of us dying to earn a buck. We'll pull through this, God willing, but it appears there are some difficult decisions to be made in the very near future. Any thoughts?
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      Gregg Walker · 2 months ago
      Yep. That’s frustrating about the schools. My son is in elementary school and my wife works there. The school district has been resisting any thoughts of closing.
      Now, however, the governor has banned gatherings over 250 people and several schools are closed. At least now our school district is looking seriously at their options.
      By the way, I’m in King (Ground Zero) County in Washington state.
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        · 2 months ago
        Feeling your pain brother. May God be with you and yours!