Latest news about coronavirus and COVID-19 – updated 17 March 2020

17 March 2020: Here is the latest news from the Danish government about the initiatives to fight the corona-virus situation in Denmark:

From tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 a.m. all clubs, sport clubs, hairdressers, shopping malls, restaurants, cafés will close. Some restaurants will offer take-away and grocery shops in shopping malls will still be open.

Public gatherings of more than 10 people will be prohibited from tomorrow and it is strongly recommended also to follow these rules in private. Therefore, grocery stores among others are implementing further regulations to keep customers further apart.

There is no shortage of food! Shop as you normally do, or perhaps shop online at or

Also, the Danish Queen, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe the 2nd, addressed the nation tonight with an appeal to follow the guidelines to prevent the virus to spread further.

The overall advice is still:

  • Wash your hands
  • Keep a distance


Original post:

Several imported cases of novel coronavirus have been identified in Denmark. The Danish health authorities continuously update the risk assessment for Denmark.

Stay updated about the recommendations from the Danish authorities on this website:


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