It is expected that the Dutch government will order a 2-week closure of museums tomorrow
The opening of the Rolling Stones exhibition in the Groninger Museum on November 14 may come under threat from new Coronavirus measures, if the Dutch cabinet announces widely-predicted changes tomorrow.
According to ‘Hague insiders’, there is a chance that museums, theatres, and cinemas will be ordered closed for 2 weeks from Thursday onwards, to reduce the number of Coronavirus infections, GIC.nl reports.
The Dutch cabinet had an informal meeting at the Catshuis in the Hagye on Sunday. According to leaks, a closure of museums, theaters and cinemas is currently being considered.
A decision will be taken on Tuesday and any new measures would then be in effect from Thursday. If the measures go ahead, the opening of the Rolling Stones exhibition in the Groninger Museum will not go ahead. The museum has already sold tickets for the first week of the exhibition, which is scheduled to run until February 28, 2021.
It is not entirely clear how long the museum closure could be. The measures would have consequences for the other museums and institutions in Groningen, with a question mark hanging over the Forum, too. The numbers of new infections in the North has been fairly stable in recent days, though the South and West of the Netherlands is responsible for the bulk of the figures .
After a number of days with more than 10,000 infections recorded, the figure dipped below 9,000 on Sunday. Nevertheless, the pressure on healthcare remains great, with ‘insiders’ even saying that a lockdown was discussed at the Catshuis meeting.