In an effort to combat the increase in cases, the Dutch government has decided on Friday (12) that from this Saturday, non-essential shops will be closed at 6 pm and hotels, supermarkets and pharmacies at 8 pm. Govit-19, A day later the country recorded a record of epidemics.
“Restrictions are inevitable,” Acting Prime Minister Mark Rutte told a news conference.
“The virus is everywhere, in all ages and in all fields,” he added. The measures, which come into effect this Saturday, will be valid until at least December 4, and those in bars, terraces and restaurants will have to be seated at all times. Non-essential stores should stop serving after 6 p.m.
Closing restaurants at 8pm is a government concession to the sector because officials originally planned to bring operations in by 7pm. After this time, companies can continue the meal for delivery.
In universities and training centers, the maximum number of students per classroom is 75, which does not have to be used in the case of an exam. Similarly, the Kovit Pass will be maintained for use in hotels, theaters, theaters, swimming pools and gyms and supermarkets, non-essential stores, public transport and office buildings.
Rutte urged companies to activate telecommunications whenever possible, and recommended restricting the population to four people per house and re-establishing a safe distance of 1.5 meters where the Kovit Pass is not required.
If a person has a positive test, isolation can be applied not only to the victim but also to others living with the patient. Sporting events will close again in the next three weeks, including the Dutch football championship and the national team’s decisive match against Norway, in Rotterdam on Tuesday (16) in the qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup. .
The Prime Minister rejected other drastic measures called by the Explosion Management Committee, an expert group advising the government, and recommended the closure of theaters and theaters and the cancellation of mass events.
However, Root’s office is considering requesting that Parliament extend the coveted pass currently required to enter bars, restaurants, swimming pools and gyms. Currently, to obtain such a document, you must meet one of three requirements: a complete vaccination schedule, a recent illness or a negative test.
This action is called 3G on Germany And Austria, but the Dutch government wants to move to 2G, removing the negative testing option. The idea is to increase the number of people who are vaccinated.
Next week, booster doses of the Covit-19 vaccine will begin to be given to people over the age of 80, health workers and workers in nursing homes and nursing homes.
A Holland In the last 24 hours, 16,287 new corona virus cases have been reported, up from 16,364 last Thursday, the highest number since the outbreak. The incidence is 93.2 infections per 100,000 population.
“The pressure on the health system is again very high.” Hip, knee and heart surgery are postponed again, sometimes for a second time, ”the Prime Minister warned.
The percentage of the population over the age of 12 is 17.6% without full corona virus vaccination regulation, but occupied 56% of those who were not vaccinated in hospital beds for Govt-19 patients in October. According to figures released by the Dutch Ministry of Health, the number has risen to 70% in the intensive care unit.
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