A postcard from the future: life in Denmark after the lockdown | Helen Russell

Posted by on May 28, 2020 5:34 am
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As the restrictions lift and we emerge blinking from our homes, it’s possible to believe that life will be good again

Under the shade of umbrellas, pensioners eat cake at a cafe, children slosh cups of juice, and students clink beer bottles, smoking, laughing and talking loudly enough to be heard above the buzz of people who are now … everywhere.

On 18 May, the doors of cafes, restaurants and shops were flung wide in Denmark and the high streets are bustling again. Even hairdressers have reopened (what did we learn during lockdown? How many Danes are natural blondes).

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