Prime minister Mette Frederiksen (S), insists that it was a total myndighedsgruppe, who recommended to shut down the country, partly down to curb the infection with the corona virus.
she said Friday at the TV2 News during a visit at the art museum Louisiana in Humlebæk, which reopens after having been closed for more than two months.
- The advice we get, it is that we should minimise social contact, says the prime minister.
- The concrete decision on how we do it, and where we shut down, it is of course a political decision. It will need to be in a democracy.
Mette Frederiksen, asked on what authority the decommissioning was based on, since it apparently was not a recommendation from the Danish Health and medicines authority.
She does not respond to the specific myndighedsgruppe she refers to.
- We have chosen to organize in Denmark, that it is a wide myndighedsgruppe, who have advised us, and absolutely, in principle, I do not go into the words that fall from the authorities. It is a wide myndighedsgruppe, which at the time advises us, says the prime minister.
- How to we effectively have shut Denmark down, and that we did it so quickly, it has of course been a political decision.
The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which has undergone the process around the decommissioning.
On the evening of the 11. march referred to the prime minister several times to the authorities and stated that it was 'the authorities' recommendation is that we close all unnecessary activity down'.
But today, it is clear that the Health board had not laid down such a far-reaching recommendation, writes Jyllands-Posten.
as late as the day before the press conference the 11. march designed the agency a list of 'possible actions' against Covid-19. Here stood the extractive and coercive measures are not mentioned.
Ritzau has tried to get a comment from the Danish Health and medicines authority. It has not been possible, as the Danish Health and medicines authority keeps closed for the ascension holiday.