Danish secondary schools won't be up and running amid the coronavirus lockdown but tattoo shops and hair salons will.(ShutterStock)
Now that the kids are all right, let’s fix those split ends.
Less than one week after reopening schools to preteens, Denmark is lifting the COVID-19 lockdown on hair salons, tattoo parlors and piercing studios, reported BBC News.
Immediately following the announcement, one of the nation’s most expansive hair-styling appointment sites crashed, reported newspaper Ekstra Bladet.
One stylist, who was not identified, claimed to be booked solid for the next three weeks as Danes clamor for haircuts, according to the BBC. She said she would use plenty of hand sanitizer and practice common-sense safety measures despite working in close proximity to her clients.
Also receiving the thumbs up to welcome back patrons next Monday will be massage parlors, psychologists, chiropractors and optometrists.
Businesses must continue following strict social-distancing regulations to operate but the Danish government is optimistic that a second wave of infections is unlikely.
“No one wants to keep Denmark closed a day more than most necessary,” stated Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen on Facebook. “But we must not move faster than we can (to) still keep the epidemic under control.”
The Scandinavian nation of nearly 6 million residents imposed movement restrictions on March 12, unlike neighbor Sweden, which has yet to implement austere measures.
While Sweden, a country of 10 million inhabitants, has reported 1,400 COVID-19-related deaths, as of Friday, Denmark has tallied only 336, according to health data obtained by Worldometer.
Slated to reopen on April 27 will be, according to the BBC, restaurants and courts. Employees who are allowed to return to their jobs but fear getting sick will be entitled to claim compensation.