Defying coronaforbud: - Keep your distance!

the Birds are chirping, and the sun is shining from a blue sky. There has been spring in the air today in the streets of Copenhagen, where people would rather

Defying coronaforbud: - Keep your distance!

the Birds are chirping, and the sun is shining from a blue sky. There has been spring in the air today in the streets of Copenhagen, where people would rather

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
19 mart 2020 Thursday 15:00
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Defying coronaforbud: - Keep your distance!

the Birds are chirping, and the sun is shining from a blue sky.

There has been spring in the air today in the streets of Copenhagen, where people would rather sippe takeaway-cafe latte outside in the sun than inside in the living room.

Despite both the prime minister's, the queen's and the authorities ' strict instructions to stay at home and keep the distance in order to reduce the smittefaren by coronavirus, rubbing people's shoulders in the city's narrow streets.

Also met a man and woman, young and old and high and low in droves at public hotspots such as Christiania, Amager Beach park and Frederiksberg Garden today.

Frederiksberg Garden. Photo: Stine Tidsvilde

Here was the paths, lawns and benches packed with danes, who took a break from the life within, and it prompted Police to issue warnings in cases out in the afternoon on Twitter, where the strongly was encouraged to keep a distance.

’We understand very well that you will enjoy the good weather, but find places where there are no other and keep your distance’, wrote police.

Tweetet was, according to Henrik Stormer, who is vagtchef at Copenhagen Police, the result of the authority has been busy informing the north locals that the government has issued a forsamlingsforbud of over 10 people. the

- People relate not to, you should keep a distance. They are not aware of the risk of infection, and it also applies outdoors, where you sit close together, say vagtchef Henrik Stormer.

According to the vagtchefen is not yet shared fines for breaches of the ban.

- There is talk about the friendly recommendations. We have spoken with people, and sometimes also with big words, says Henrik Stormer.


One of the many who enjoyed Thursday's good weather in Frederiksberg Garden, is kæresteparret Mikkel Poulsen and Lotte Conversations.

- We are out to go, because we will have fresh air. Lotte works as a nurse and has much to see to. I am an educator and have only one day a week at work.

- So we need it, otherwise we get spaten to be within, say, 33-year-old Mikkel Poulsen.

According to the 34-year-old Lotte Conversations constitute she and all the others who gather at places such as Frederiksberg Have, a contagious, among other things, because there is a risk to host each other in the head.

Mikkel Poulsen and Lotte Conversations. Photo: Stine Tidsvilde

on second thought come kæresteparret even in doubt as to whether it really was a good idea to go on the street.

- It is perhaps the actual error, says Lotte Risager, complemented by Mikkel Poulsen:

- It is probably not the most practical, but would rather be out in the park than on the street. In the Park there were not quite so many. It seemed not so bad, he says.

Maria Dahl. Photo: Stine Tidsvilde
On the way out of the Frederiksberg Garden yesterday, the 39-year-old school teacher Maria Dahl with a loaded pram in one hand and a child in the other.

She has been out to go for his daily 10,000 steps with his children each day, since Mette Frederiksen last Wednesday, Denmark closed down.

- Now we have deliberately waited to go until it was 16.30, because I could see that the good weather got people on the street, and I have heard that there were just as many at the lakes today as the other day, says Maria Dahl.

She believes that she contributes to smittefaren.

- No, I think not. We keep the distance. We are not stopped and has not been sitting on the benches, but has gone constant and has drawn in the opposite side when it came opposite, says Maria Dahl.

Updated: 19.03.2020 15:00
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