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Denmark Targets Young People in New Wave of Covid Restrictions

Dec. 1, 2020, 4:29 PM

Denmark is imposing a new set of restrictions to fight the coronavirus, as young people emerge as a key risk factor hampering efforts to bring down infections.

Health Minister Magnus Heunicke appealed to young Danes to “help get the disease under control right now,” at a briefing on Tuesday.

The government wants all 15- to 21-year-olds in and around the capital Copenhagen to be tested regularly ahead of the Christmas season. The restrictions follow a spike in cases in parts of the country, with health authorities estimating that around a quarter of new infections registered over the past week affected...

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