No new measures or regulations have been announced to match the new level, though
In Drenthe, the number of positive Coronavirus tests has recently been rising sharply, leading the Dutch government to classify the situation as ‘worrisome’. New measures are not yet forthcoming, reports RTV Drenthe.
In concert with the RIVM, Gemeentes, and Safety Regions, the Minister of Health determines the risk level for each region: ‘vigilant’, ‘worrisome’ or ‘serious’.
According to a spokesman for the GGD Drenthe, despite the ‘worrisome’ situation, nothing will change in the province of Drenthe for the time being. “This was of course to be expected, because the number of infections has risen sharply recently. The measures that have already been taken in a number of security regions now also apply nationally. So no new measures are being added at the moment.”
The situation in a region becomes ‘worrisome’ when more than 50 out of 100,000 inhabitants are tested positive in a week. In addition to Drenthe, Central and West Brabant, North and East Gelderland, Gelderland-Central, Friesland, Twente and Noord-Holland Noord have now also been placed in this category.
Previously, eleven other regions had already been given the status of ‘concern’. These include the provinces of Utrecht and Flevoland and regions such as Kennemerland, Hollands Midden, Brabant-Noord and Brabant-Zuidoost.
The situation is still ‘serious’ in the regions of Amsterdam-Amstelland, Rotterdam-Rijnmond and Haaglanden. That is the highest risk level. These regions not only include Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague, but also places such as Delft, Zoetermeer, Amstelveen, Schiedam and Capelle aan den IJssel.
The situation is the least risky in 4 of the 25 security regions. There the status is ‘vigilant’. These are IJsselland, North Limburg, South Limburg and Zeeland.
More information is available via the Dutch government’s Coronavirus dashboard
Image: screenshot of the Coronavirus Dashboard (Rijksoverheid)