Parties want reopening without repeating the frills of spring


A number of newspaper executives on Tuesday called for a reopening – or at least a plan for a reopening – of society to begin. It’s a streak of parties agree.

But unlike the reopening in the summer of 2020, it must be significantly more structured and without the lengthy negotiations that ended in phases and schedules, which in part were made redundant by reality.

“It had the character of a Persian carpet market, where everyone made themselves in the best lobbyist manner. I can well understand that happened, because everyone wanted to reopen “.

“This time we have a firmer foundation to stand on. And that is good, “says health spokesman for the Liberal Party Martin Geertsen.

Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke has called the spring negotiations “Hjallerup Market, where party chairmen cheered that they had eased this and that”.

Asked how the reopening will take place this time, says health spokesman for the Radicals, Stinus Lindgreen, “not like in the spring, the short answer is”.

The reopening of the spring ended after countless negotiations as a lengthy plan spread over four phases from mid-April to the end of October, where several interest groups pressed for exactly their area.

However, Covid-19 did not care about the long-term reopening plans and rising infection rates caused them to run into the sand this fall.

Unlike in the spring, politicians now also have an expert group’s assessment of what steps in a reopening should be. It points first to the smallest classes, then to smaller shops, then to the oldest classes in primary school, as well as to upper secondary education and, last but not least, bars and pubs.

“We must take joint responsibility as parliament for how we handle society as a whole. If it is other and narrower considerations that govern, then things will go wrong. That will be the worst that can happen, says Stinus Lindgreen, who emphasizes that he does not believe that it should be opened now, as mutations of covid-19 threaten to increase infection rates.

“We need a plan”

The Danish People’s Party’s health spokesperson Liselott Blixt believes that a reopening must be started now. And – with modifications and more graduation – the expert group’s recommendations are followed.

“We agree on the way things are listed. We have never at any time wanted it to be such a negotiation where everyone should have something. “

“This time we know a lot more and would like a plan for how to reopen. If it looks nice, then it’s nice, ‘she says and continues:

“But we need to have a plan. People need to know what they are dealing with. Otherwise we will be discouraged.

From the Conservatives, health spokesman Per Larsen also points out that there is a structure for reopening. And he thinks that as such it should just be used.

“It’s time for us to open up. It makes no sense that schoolchildren on Bornholm, for example, are not allowed to go to school when there are no infected people on the whole island.

“And then we think you could start opening some of the small shops. Because there are a few customers in a shoe store, the infection does not increase explosively, he says.

Regional alert system

He points to both the expert group’s steps and then the regional alert system, which is designed to provide transparency in the restrictions.

“The experts have made a plan for decommissioning at the various threat levels that makes good sense. And we have a regional alert system. The system is made to provide transparency and it is a good idea.

“The framework is there, they just need to be used. And we know the order, now it’s just a matter of getting started, says Per Larsen.

SF has no comments or considerations on how the party wants a forthcoming reopening of society implemented.

Several parties on Tuesday morning have not returned.


Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.

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