Denmark Will Close Malls and Shops During Christmas and New Year Holidays


The Danish prime minister said that Denmark will close malls and shops during the Christmas-New Year holidays. This is because cases of Corona virus infection continue to increase.

As reported by AFP, Thursday (17/12/2020) Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said this closure only applies to shops and malls. Food stores and pharmacies are excluded.

“Denmark will be completely closed from Friday, December 25 to January 3,” said Mette Frederiksen, Wednesday (16/12/2020)

Shopping malls start to close this Thursday, while the next phase of activity will close on December 21 before non-essential shops close since Christmas Day.

Earlier this week, Denmark extended national restrictions that have been applied already in major cities and in most countries, including the closure of bars and restaurants, schools, sports facilities and cultural centers.

On Wednesday (16/12), health authorities recorded nearly 3,700 new cases of Corona and 14 deaths in 24 hours in Denmark.

Denmark seems to hit 120,000 total cases and 1,000 deaths soon, and Prime Minister Frederiksen said authorities fear that next January and February could be the pandemic’s worst months.

Prime Minister Frederiksen urged Danish citizens to celebrate Christmas with only small gatherings.

Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday (16/12) urged Europeans to wear masks when celebrating Christmas and New Year with their families. WHO warns of a “high risk” of a surge in Corona infection cases in early 2021.

The last hour of cinema films in Jakarta is at 7 PM

The operating hours of cinemas in DKI Jakarta are limited during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan will allow the broadcast of the last movie theaters are at 19.00 WIB or 7 PM.

These provisions are contained in the Governor’s Instruction Number 64 of 2020 concerning Control of Community Activities in Prevention of COVID-19 during the Holidays of Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021.

“Especially for cinemas, the last broadcast schedule is at 19.00 WIB,” the statement in Ingub was quoted as saying on Thursday (17/12/2020).

These provisions will apply on 24-27 December 2020 and 31 December 2020-3 January 2021.

In addition to cinemas, Anies also regulates the operating hours of food stalls, restaurants, cafes, restaurants and tourist places / areas during the Christmas and New Year holidays. They are ordered to impose operational hours limits no later than 21.00 WIB, but on certain dates only until 19.00.

“Especially on December 24, 2020 to December 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020 to January 3, 2021, the operational hours limit is no later than 19.00 WIB,” said the statement in Ingub.

Finally, the number of visitors is also limited to a maximum of only 50% of the total capacity or capacity. That applies to all of the activities mentioned above.