Coronaviruses creates sengemangel for the homeless

Stay at home. the Message from the prime minister Mette Frederiksen (S) under the coronakrisen is not to be mistaken. But not everyone has the option. the

Coronaviruses creates sengemangel for the homeless

Stay at home. the Message from the prime minister Mette Frederiksen (S) under the coronakrisen is not to be mistaken. But not everyone has the option. the

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
18 mart 2020 Wednesday 05:00
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Coronaviruses creates sengemangel for the homeless

Stay at home.

the Message from the prime minister Mette Frederiksen (S) under the coronakrisen is not to be mistaken.

But not everyone has the option.

the Homeless have been hit hard by coronaudbruddet. Many are looking towards the herbergerne for the time being. But many go in vain.

Shelters and shelters across the country are closed down, and the few that are left, are gone in emergency response.

It is a serious situation, says Christina Strauss, president of the national organization for the homeless, True.

- In the advance there were not enough herbergspladser, and now there are even fewer. Created some nødherberger, but the other is shut down, she says.

At the Church Members in Aalborg has to aggregate all the activities in an emergency shelter, where homeless people can sleep or stay in the daytime.

But it is far from optimal, says Jonas Jakobsen, regional manager of Church Members in the northern Jutland.

- The people we meet, are particularly vulnerable. Many of them have misbrugsproblematikker or mental and physical disorders, says Jonas Jakobsen.

on Tuesday, the government presented a measure that prohibits more than ten people to be together.

Why can herbergerne have to say no to more.

Christina Strauss is concerned, there now comes the prohibition to gather more than ten people at the same place.

- And there are actually more homeless people on the street, because we have a bunch of 'sofasurfere', that suddenly is there, because you dare not let them in.

Moreover, it is a challenge to avoid people sleeping too close together and thus potentially infecting both the staff and the other with the virus.

Christina Strauss believes that there should be opened for the empty schools and nursing homes and take them in use as shelters.

Jonas Jakobsen also believes that it is the right solution.

I could imagine that there is a part empty schools and residential homes around. Able to open up in a limited period of time and give the homeless access, he says.

the Social - and the interior minister, Astrid Krag (S) is right now to look for ways to help the country's homeless.

Updated: 18.03.2020 05:00
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