Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has apologized for appearing in a shopping place without a mask, 4 days after her government reinstated mandatory masks in some public places and transport.
A person in a Copenhagen clothing store took a video of the Prime Minister, which was published on the website of the newspaper “Extra Blade”.
“It happened inadvertently after the new rules came into effect,” Frederiksen said.
She added, “I know that can happen to anyone, but ideally not me .. so obviously I am sorry for what happened and I would like to thank you once again for everything we are doing together to contain the epidemic.”
The incident puts additional pressure on the prime minister, who faces a parliamentary committee later this week to investigate her decision to cull more than 15 million mink animals last year due to fears of the Corona virus mutated, and it turned out that there was no legal basis for the move.
The Danish parliament recently passed a law banning mink breeding, hitting a lucrative sector.
Denmark was the world’s largest exporter of mink skins bred for its fine fur, and the second largest producer after China.