As of Monday, the stores in Denmark will open again. A week later, students in the middle and high schools of the schools can return to their classes. Then - on May 18 - it will also be free for restaurants, cafes and the like. But there will still be restrictions, says Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (S).

- The situation remains serious. This is a virus that we cannot negotiate with, ”she says.

Behind the message of the reopening stands the government and other parties in the parliament.

The closure of Denmark began on March 11.

No later than June 1, the government must notify when the borders can be reopened.

- There are border restrictions in virtually all countries around us. Therefore, one should not assume that if we decide to open the borders in Denmark, the situation will return to normal. It does not. That is why we are closely monitoring the situation in the other countries, ”says Frederiksen.

More than 10,000 people in Denmark have been diagnosed with covid-19, and 514 have died, according to authorities in the country.

Norway eases restrictions

Norway also announced on Thursday evening that its restrictions would be eased.

"The spread of infection is under control," Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) said at a press conference.

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Norway opens up - "Priorities for children and young people first" Photo: NRK

She also announced that the other stages of primary school will open again on Monday. On April 27, about 250,000 students returned to grades 1-4 in primary school.

- Norway aims to reopen in mid-June most public and private institutions that have been closed to stop the spread of the new corona virus.

From Monday, groups of 20 people can be gathered, provided that everyone is one meter away from each other. Today, the limit goes to five people.

- This means that we can now start planning a May 17 breakfast with more than those you live with, says Minister of Children and Family Kjell Ingolf Ropstad at the government's press conference.

At public events, 50 people are allowed, which is increased to 200 on 15 June.

Nearly 8,000 people have been confirmed to be corona infected in Norway and 215 people have died, NRK reports on Thursday.