‘Hague Sources’ suggest that no further Coronavirus measures will be brought in this week
The Dutch cabinet is likely warn Dutch residents that draconian measures may be imposed if Coronavirus regulations are not complied with. ‘Sources from The Hague’ report this following an informal meeting at the Catshuis on Sunday. It seems that no new measures will be announced on Tuesday, but a lockdown is imminent if the infection figures do not fall.
Prime Minister Rutte (VVD) and Minister De Jonge (CDU) spent two hours on Sunday afternoon with the RIVM and other advisers to discuss possible new scenarios after Coronavirus figures rose sharply last week. However, it is too early to see the effect of the most recent measures, reports the GIC.
‘Insiders’ have let it be known that the cabinet will issue a warning on Tuesday, though, if the number of positive tests per day does not decrease. A lockdown and curfew may still be imposed, with Prime Minister Rutte saying earlier this week that all options are on the table.
More than 10,000 positive corona tests were registered on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, an average of 9,440 infections per day was added. On Saturday and Sunday, 476 Coronavirus sufferers were hospitalised. Eighty patients also had to go to the ICU in two days. There are now 2147 patients in the hospital, of which 490 in the ICU. Saturday and Sunday, the number of deaths increased by 82.