The ‘Safety Region’ met on Wednesday to discuss potential local measures
Mayor Koen Schuiling of Groningen will speak directly to student associations on Friday about the increasing number of Coronavirus infections among young people- local regulations could also be announced at the same time, reports the GIC.
On Wednesday it was announced that the number of new positive Coronavirus tests has tripled in a week, with more than half of the new cases involve young people between the ages of 18 and 24.
Schuiling said, in an interview on Radio Noord, that he is disappointed to see very large groups of young people getting together through the student associations. “I can see that things are really going wrong now. Stick to the regulations!”, he said.
House parties and ‘third half’
According to the mayor, more and more house parties are being organised in the city, and there are also more and more young people violating the rules when out in pubs, bars, and cafés. Sports clubs often keep too little distance during “the third half” (the post-match social), he says.
Schuiling also says that enforcement will be stricter in the near future. More fines will be handed out more quickly if the Coronavirus are not observed.
No Autumn holidays either
Finally, the mayor is calling on everyone not to go abroad during the autumn holidays. The new infections also include many people from Groningen who became infected while on holiday. “Our province is beautiful and there is plenty to do; stay here!”, said Schuiling.
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