Prime Minister of Denmark apologizes for not wearing a face mask in a clothing store

Mette FrederiksenPhoto: Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / NTB

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen regrets that she broke her own government’s face mask rules when she visited a clothing store before the weekend.

“I know very well that it can happen to all of us. Just preferably not me. So, of course, I apologize and want to once again thank everyone for everything we’re doing together to keep the infection down,” she wrote on Facebook on Saturday.

The statement came after the newspaper Ekstra Bladet published a video that showed Frederiksen standing in a clothing store in Copenhagen without a face mask on Friday.

Breaking the rules

“It was simply an oversight after the new rules were introduced,” she wrote.

On Monday, Denmark introduced mandatory use of face masks in public transport and shops.

According to the rules, you can get fines of up to 2,500 Danish kroner if you refuse to use a mask in a store, for example. The amount increases in the event of repeated violations of the rules.

The stores themselves are primarily responsible for enforcing the rules.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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