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Minister: Compulsory testing in the EU may be necessary

If it has the desired effect to encourage people to test for the coronavirus when they arrive from a country outside the EU to Copenhagen Airport, it may be necessary to make the test mandatory.

this is the message from justice minister Nick Hækkerup (S), writes Jyllands-Posten.

For the present it will be such that you will be invited to take a test for corona virus, if you are travelling from a country outside of the european UNION and the Schengen area.

But if not enough let themselves test, it can then become a rule rather than an invitation, writes Jyllands-Posten.

- in the Future, far more foreigners and the danes from the specific identified risk countries completely out at the gate to be greeted by representatives of the authorities, which encourages each traveler to submit to the test.

- We continue to believe that volunteerism is the way forward, but we follow the situation closely. And should it turn out that only a few citizens follow the invitation to testing, and there will be many infected to Denmark from specific areas, it may be a case for introducing mandatory testing, writes the minister of justice, in a written response to the Jyllands-Posten.

At several parties there, however, wonder, that it is not already now is the case.

Liselott Blixt is sundhedsordfører and vikarierende spokesman for the Danish people's Party, and she will keep a watchful eye on the development.

- I will keep the minister up on that if just one infected comes in, he (Nick Hækkerup, red.) just to introduce compulsory testing. Further, we'll have to see how many are not allowing themselves to test. If just one does not allow themselves to test, it is too much, and she says to Jyllands-Posten.

Karina Lorentzen, spokesman at SF, says to the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, that one should take the step and introduce mandatory testing now.

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