The Northern Times will post a summary of the news rules as the conference ends
The Dutch government will announce new Coronavirus measures on Tuesday evening, with the Dutch PM Mark Rutte holding a press conference from 19:00. There is a good chance that the hospitality industry will have to close its doors for at least two weeks, say various Dutch newspapers, though the potential new measures are also hanging like a thunder cloud above theaters and museums, reports the GIC.
On Monday it seemed likely that the Dutch cabinet was considering forcing an early closure of the catering industry as a whole, with businesses to close at 18:00. Later in the evening it was leaked by ‘Hague sources’ that there may be a total closure of the industry as a whole for two weeks. However, experience has shown that decisions can be amended until shortly before the official publication.
It is also uncertain whether new measures will be introduced for theaters and cinemas. It could be that only thirty people are allowed in a room and that could lead to some theaters closing their doors.
So far little has been leaked about the consequences of the new measures for museums and cultural institutions. The maximum number of thirty people would not apply to large stores, ‘Hague sources’ say, so it is therefore possible that there will also be an exemption for other institutions.
The Coronavirus is once again on the rise in the Netherlands. The numbers of new infections continue to rise, despite the measures taken two weeks ago. The number of hospital admissions and IC admissions is also rising, which is putting regular care at risk.
The Northern Times will provide a summary of the news conference shortly after it occurs.