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Denmark to allow schools, indoor facilities to reopen

Denmark has announced plans to reopen schools and allow a range of indoor activities this week, but a cap on gatherings led to the cancellation of several summer music festivals, including the renowned Roskilde Festival.

The Nordic country has avoided a third wave of Covid-19 with broad lockdown measures introduced in late December, which drove down daily infections from several thousand to between 500 and 800 in recent months. "Denmark needs to get back to normal as fast as possible, and it has to happen responsibly," Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said today.

Under the new plan agreed between the government and most politicians, theatres, concert venues, cinemas and gyms can reopen this Thursday, 6 May.

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