Prime minister Mette Frederiksen and the rest of the socialist government is genuinely concerned about the need to shut Denmark down again.
this is The background to the dramatic announcement on the evening of Friday, where the prime minister opens up for the use of mundbind and at the same time reject a reopening of the nightlife.
this is the sound of Hans Engell, Extra Magazine's political commentator:
Mette Frederiksen is concerned about having to shut Denmark down again, if nothing happens.
- It is quite clear that there is in the government's top with Mette Frederiksen and Magnus Heunicke (health ed.) is a deep concern for the recent day development.
- Although smittetallene are local and regional in Denmark it does not change the situation in Aarhus is really serious.
- So the government is afraid that we are facing a tremendous growth in the smittetallene, says Hans Engell.
Late Friday evening and wrote Mette Frederiksen on Facebook:
'I think we've seen the beginning of the use of mundbind. And we can, as the government does not deny that it may be necessary to introduce it as a requirement in several parts of the society.'
'Originally, the plan was to start an opening - also of the parts here in august. It is the government's position that it should be postponed. I know that the culture and idrætslivet and the hotels are under pressure. That other places have restrictions that make everyday life (and earnings) severe. And I totally understand the desire for clarity,' she writes.
the Prime minister has given an interview with the Newspaper of Denmark, but otherwise communicates she via Facebook. According to Hans Engell is an expression of, that the government is afraid that pressemøderne is tiring:
- By going out on the Facebook framework she the whole market in a hug. She knows that all the media, politicians and voters will be in the course of a short time.
- The big and chrome-plated press conferences, Mette Frederiksen and the government chosen to turn down. It has been used in so great an extent that there arises a certain fatigue.
Corona - the war has been a part of our everyday lives. Maybe in ten years. And, therefore, the government must also consider their strategy in relation to how they report out to the public, says Hans Engell.