Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced that from Saturday, some restrictions imposed in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic, which were lifted two weeks ago, have been restored. The reason is the large increase in the number of cases, especially among young people.
At the last conference, we were happy that the restrictions were relaxed. Unfortunately, the massive increase in injuries is forcing us to take the opposite step Prime Minister Ruti said.
The Prime Minister announced this from Saturday Nightclubs and discos will be closed again. A 1.5 meter distance will be re-committed in restaurants.
Sports events and concerts will also be cancelled – said the prime minister. Restrictions will be in effect until August 13.
Health Minister Hugo de Jong reported that nearly 80 percent. The Dutch population has already been vaccinated. The number of hospital admissions has decreased dramatically Minister De Jong said.
However, we must act now to avoid another siege in the fall – confirmed the head of the Ministry of Health.
In the past few days, the media have reported mass casualties at closed events. For example, 180 people contracted the coronavirus at a party at a nightclub in Enschede in the east of the country last week. 600 people enjoyed the disco for teenagers.
The National Institute of Public Health (RIVM) announced that 6,986 new infections had been reported by 10:00 a.m. Friday. This 1539 more than on Thursday.
In the past seven days, an average of 3,163 positive tests were recorded per day. This Almost five times more than seven days ago (653).