Groningen city is becoming one of the Coronavirus hotspots in the Netherlands, along with Amsterdam, Twente, Noord-Holland; and around Hilversum
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Now that Coronavirus infection figures are rising in the Netherlands, it is possible that several regions will have their official ‘risk level’ raised in the coming days. Areas including Groningen, Twente, Noord-Holland; the city of Amsterdam, and around Hilversum could all see their level re-raised back to level 2, or ‘worrying’. As reported by the Dagblad van het Noorden.
The Dutch government has a four-tier system for measuring local Coronavirus risk: ‘alert’, ‘worrying’, ‘serious’; and ‘very serious’. The risk level is calculated mainly on the basis of the number of positive tests and the number of hospital admissions per 100,000 residents.
Every single region in the Netherlands was placed in level 4 (‘very serious’) up until the end of May, however various regions then saw their classification fall during June. Now, only one region (‘Zuid-Holland-Zuid’) is in level 3, and there are none at level 4.
Now, with cases exploding across Groningen, it is likely that the risk level will again be raised. This could mean the return of certain Coronavirus regulations in the largest city in the North.
Probably a good idea to pop the face mask back on, then.