Denmark was one of the first European countries to impose a strict lockdown. That swift response to the Covid-19 pandemic allowed the nation’s roughly 5.5 million people to begin returning to normal earlier than in many other places.
In mid-April, classroom learning resumed for schoolchildren up through fifth grade. This month grades six and higher are going back to class. Shops, restaurants and cafes also started opening.
But social distancing is still a requirement—although it’s been reduced to 1 meter (3 feet) from 2 meters—and school life is far from what it once was.