The rise in cases is likely a result of improved testing
Two people from Groningen tested positive for the Coronavirus over the weekend, reports the GIC. While the number of infections has increased slightly over the course of a week, a number of social distancing-measures will be eased from 15 June.
On June 13, the number of infections increased from 362 to 364; up by five on the week before, says the GGD Groningen.
The spread of the virus in the province of Groningen has shown a slight upward trend since the beginning of June (on June 1 there were still 356 infections), compared to the end of May.
Nevertheless, the GGD still says there is a stabilisation ongoing, and in addition from June 1, everyone can get tested for the virus.
On Monday, June 15, the Dutch government relaxed four Coronavirus-related social distancing measures. For example, residents in care homes (where there are no infections), may receive multiple visitors again.
Toilet and shower blocks on campsites and holiday parks are also allowed to open again, with the opening brought forward from July 1.
Some lessons at higher education colleges and universities can be restarted: practical lessons can take place again and tests can be organised at special locations where distance between students can be maintained. Many educational institutions have chosen to continue teaching online.