Denmark's response to the spread of the virus was to first adopt a "suppression" strategy that included social distancing, lockdown for the entire population and screening of at-risk individuals.
After Denmark's first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on February 27, the growth rate increased rapidly, reaching 256 new cases on March 10. The Danish government closed its borders on March 13, a few days before France and other European countries, and then implemented its lockdown measures on March 16. Although the growth rate decreased with 37 new cases on March 14, it rose again and reached a peak two weeks later on April 3. The reopening of Danish schools on April 15 led to a slight initial increase in the number of new infections. On April 24, the curve began its decline once again, going down to 39 new cases on April 29. However, it was too early to talk about a second wave of the pandemic at this phase in the country's lifting of restrictions.