Expert on grænselukning: - Completely pointless

Follow the Ekstra livedækning here Denmark has taken drastic steps to contain the coronavirussen. But closing the borders makes no sense. At least not if yo

Expert on grænselukning: - Completely pointless

Follow the Ekstra livedækning here Denmark has taken drastic steps to contain the coronavirussen. But closing the borders makes no sense. At least not if yo

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
14 mart 2020 Saturday 04:00
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Expert on grænselukning: - Completely pointless

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Denmark has taken drastic steps to contain the coronavirussen. But closing the borders makes no sense.

At least not if you ask the Swedish statsedpidemiolog from the Swedish national board of health Anders Tegnell, as Aftonbladet has spoken with.

Tegnell call the Danish decision 'totally meaningless'.

Historically, it has proved to be a pointless action, he says to the Swedish media.

Community - 13. mar. 2020 - pm. 19:07 Coronavirus: The Danish borders closes

He acknowledges that one can delay the infection with a few days or a week. But in spite of it, he gives not much of Denmark's closure.

- Just the idea that you can hold a country outside. It is just not possible with what we know about the disease today.

- It can not be justified from a scientific perspective.

And, logically, ask Aftonbladet Anders Tegnell, until, whether it would be a progressive solution to follow the Danish example.

- I think that it is very difficult to see how it can help us. There are no studies that can support it. On the contrary, it will damage us economically. It is there on the other side made studies on.

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ader's Tegnell shaking his head by the danes. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT/Ritzau Scanpix

At the press conference on Friday evening it was stated that Denmark had been in contact with its neighbouring countries on the resolution.

According to the minister of foreign affairs Jeppe Kofod (S) have neighbouring countries shown understanding, even though they may not necessarily have been agreed in the drastic measures.

Anders Tegnell the Swedish national board of health, however, not to the decision, as he is probably also would have against the council.

- It's probably a decision, which is fully taken at the political level, he says to Aftonbladet.

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Updated: 14.03.2020 04:00
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