Most eateries excel as curve of cases rises

Last week the Copenhagen Police visited restaurants, cafés and grocery stores to see if rules to prevent spread of COVID19 were conducted.

According to the police, KABAB-JI keep their hand sanitizer behind the disk to avoid having it stolen by drug addicst. Photo: Nicoline Noe

By Nicoline Noe

No visible hand sanitizer, no information on how many people are allowed inside and too little distance between the tables.

These are the conditions found at KABAB-JI, a downtown Copenhagen eatery. But according to deputy police inspector in Copenhagen, Rasmus Agerskov Schultz, it fortunately is a rare sight in restaurants in Copenhagen.

Tuesday and Wednesday last week the Copenhagen Police visited 1600 eateries and grocery stores in the inner city to check, if they followed the rules to prevent the spread of COVID19 and give out warnings if they didn’t.

“In general, everything looked very good, only few injunctions were given,” the deputy inspector informs.

With one person now infecting one and a half person in Denmark, the rate is rapidly increasing. Numbers are especially high in the Copenhagen area with 587 persons out of 100.000 having the disease as reported by Statens Serum Institut, a body surveilling the situation.