Maximum group size in public been reduced to two, and Dutch government ask that no-one goes overseas until mid-January
According to the NOS, this evening’s press conference held by Dutch PM Mark Rutte is likely to announce a tightening of Coronavirus rules across the Netherlands.
The Dutch cabinet will also reportedly ask residents not to leave the country until mid-January to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. In the ‘first wave’ large numbers of transmissions occurred during the Easter holidays, with returning holidaymakers responsible.
The news has come to the NOS via ‘sources’, before the 19:00 press conference held by both Rutte and Minister De Jonge.
The Dutch Cabinet have also decided to shut libraries, cinemas, theatres; museums, theme parks, and zoos.
The maximum number of people allowed in public areas will also be brought back to two, whilst the maximum number of people allowed to attend a wedding is to be reduced to 20, and for funerals 30.
Sports clubs and schools may remain open, as the Cabinet says that they provide an important bodily and mental health boost. However, people in the Netherlands may no longer participate in sports lessons. Both saunas and swimming pools will also be closed.
The new regulations will be in force from 22:00 tomorrow.
For more information about the development of the Coronavirus, check out the Dutch governments’ Coronavirus dashboard.