Denmark on coronavirus lockdown with borders to close and people warned to stay in their homes – The Sun

DENMARK is set to close its borders tomorrow in a bid to halt the spread of  deadly coronavirus.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the new virus measures are only temporary.

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Borders will close as of 12pm tomorrow and won't re-open until April 13.

Any foreigners trying to enter Denmark without a "recognised purpose" will be denied.

All Danish citizens will be permitted entry, however.

Mette Frederiksen added: "These are serious initiatives. It won't be the last. We will be announcing new announcements in a very short time."

Denmark currently has 785 confirmed cases, with no deaths.

The measures follow a total lockdown of Italy and similar protocols in place in Spain.

Flights to Italy from the Uk have been suspended for two weeks and land borders with Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Moldova and Serbia have been shut.

Meanwhile, Hungary has imposed checks on its borders with Austria and Slovenia and Portuguese officials are also considering  a complete border lockdown.

More to follow…

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