The cabinet is dubious to publicize any new measures to break the upsurge in COVID cases on Tuesday, but will counsel that draconian measures are on the table if people show redundancy to follow the rules, says an insider.
Ministers and health specialists arranged an audience on Sunday to talk about the latest arrangements to be made, after a total of 18,880 new cases were conveyed to public health organization RIVM this weekend. On Friday, prime minister Mark Rutte told that it was still very premature to evaluate the influence of a partial lockdown reinstated almost two weeks ago, but also said that the government is doing their best to get the pandemic under control. Further actions could contain a total lockdown or a curfew, say, insiders.
The first COVID case was reported on February 27, as of now, the total number has reached 280,000. The majority of cases have been reported in the past two months, with more expanded testing, authorities claim that it’s the second surge of the pandemic.
Experts anticipate that the figure of new cases this week will begin to shrink, after attaining the culmination of 10,000 plus cases per day on Friday. The weekend’s statistics were disrupted by computer errors, a clearer image will only arise until Tuesday when RIVM holds its weekly assessment.
Prime minister Mark Rutte and minister for health Hugo de Jonge are predicted to arrange a press conference on Tuesday but the news has not yet been publicized.