Right now, 15 December, the Netherlands enters into the strictest lockdown because the starting of the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Mark Rutte talking on tv within the night of 14 December knowledgeable that there was a dramatic improve within the variety of new infections just lately, which entails the reinforcement of the partial lockdown and the strict limit on social contacts.
The Netherlands goes into lockdown from 15 December to 19 January
In keeping with the foundations introduced yesterday, the next public institutions will shut for the following 5 weeks: museums and theatres, amusement parks and zoos, casinos, indoor sports activities amenities like swimming pools, saunas and gymnasiums, bars and eating places, together with the catering amenities of accommodations. Identical goes for non-essential retailers, corresponding to style shops, and get in touch with professions – hairdressers, nail salons, intercourse institutions, tattoo artists, and so forth. There may be an exception for therapists.
What stays open are solely important institutions, corresponding to meals shops (together with these for pets), pharmacies, drugstores, dry cleaners, wholesalers, petrol stations, and so forth. Moreover, as a way to restrict social contacts, major and secondary faculties, vocational and better schooling establishments will present distance courses ranging from 16 December.
By way of leisure, the federal government strictly advises in opposition to receiving extra than 2 company older than 13 years per day, aside from Christmas holidays on 24, 25 and 26 December, when the restrict quantity is 3. Moreover, when outdoor, it’s also not allowed to be with greater than 2 folks apart from your family members. The Dutch are additionally suggested to not journey not less than till mid-March.
Thus far, the measures introduced have a horizon of 5 weeks, or till 19 January. On 12 January the federal government will assess the event of the pandemic scenario once more and can determine on whether or not to increase them or scale back them.
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