Bert Niesters: “Good weather on the way, but it’s really not possible to go out en masse”
While the Dutch government is considering loosening some of the Coronavirus regulations as of April 28, hospitals are still full and there are still many restrictions in regular hospital care, prompting UMCG virologist Bert Niesters to warn against people letting their guard down. As reported by OOGTV.
“I understand that we want to go outside. I also want to go outside, I really want to. But this is just a few weeks too early”, says Niesters. “If we screw up now, we will be in this pandemic for weeks, maybe even a few months. Because we will do that pandemic together and that is what the government must emphasise. ”
Niesters says that even in regions where infection rates are down on last week should remain vigilant: “all regions in the Netherlands are red. The number of infections per day is still increasing and the number of positive cases per test is also increasing. So things are really going wrong, but we now want to go out with a lot more people. That is a risk, which will only increase the number of infections.”
Luckily it is only likely to be 13 degrees this weekend…