the Government has said it again and again: Denmark will re-open faster during the corona-the crisis than other countries.
as late as Saturday reiterated prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, the message in a feature article in Politiken, in which she pointed out that Denmark has had 'a minor shutdown, and a faster re-opening, than we have seen in other countries'.
But it is not supported by international data.
Oxford University has regularly compared countries in the world nedlukningsgrad under coronaen, measured on a variety of parameters such as forsamlingsforbud, admission rules and school closures.
And according to the renowned university, so has the reopening has taken place in small steps, compared with most other european countries.
So even though Denmark at the corona-the eruption's start was less closed than the majority of european countries, so has our re-opening since then has been so relatively slow, that only France, Portugal, Ireland and the united kingdom, according to the latest figure is more closed society.
Ekstra Bladet tried Wednesday to ask the minister for foreign affairs Jeppe Kofod, why the government continues to say that the reopening in Denmark is so fast in the international context. And what this statement is based on.
In the first place had he, when we asked for it at a news conference. But we caught the post of the fodrappe minister outside the Palace:
- Jeppe Kofod, why do you keep saying that we have a quick re-opening, compared to other countries, when we don't have it?
- I do not know the report. I just can say that we have closed down partly consistent, as we saw in the month of march. We've got Covid19-the infection under control. And the danes have shown a huge community spirit and responsibility, as do, we stand a really good place today, said Jeppe Kofod, before he sat down in his ministerbil.