In the last days, the rise in the number of covid infections in the Netherlands shows that the measures introduced by the government have not enough effect.
Schellekens thinks that all supermarkets and pharmacies, including schools, should close for at least two weeks in order to be able to pick up some normal lives after the lockdown.
Anja Schreijer, a member of the OMT, told that it is still too early to assess if the partial lockdown introduced a week ago is having an impact. “People need to adjust their behavior. Only then will the effect be felt and you will be able to see it in the figures, she said.