Day One in Denmark Coronavirus Shut Down | What You Can Expect in a Government Shut Down

Updated: Sep 18, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic

Randers, Denmark

Shutdown: Day One

Maybe it was inevitable, but it is here! Worldwide at the time of posting, there are 126, 258 cases and 4,638 people have died. The ex-newscaster in me has to cover this topic, a bit of a stray from my normal travel beat.

I will be updating my readers abroad on the situation here in Europe; Denmark specifically. Most of the news here in Denmark is in Danish obviously, but I have my translator on and I am on the ground to give updates.

Last night at 10:30 PM I got a call from Rasmus, saying that I should maybe go to the store to get groceries. Needless to say, everyone had the same thought. People were clearing out our local Netto, following the news from Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen that-- Denmark would be shutting down for the next two weeks.

This morning, schools are closed, people are encouraged to work from home, bars are closed and transportation is becoming increasingly limited and discouraged. As of right now there are 615 cases in Denmark and 1,366 are in quarantine. I am thankful to be in a country as progressive and proactive as Denmark in a time like this.

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