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Dutch lockdown extended ‘well into’ December, PM confirmed

The fractional lockdown observed in the Netherlands will last till December, prime minister Mark Rutte and minister of health Hugo de Jonge confirmed to the public on Tuesday evening.

“You can undertake that this year Sinterklaas will be celebrated in a small group, with a maximum of three people from outside your household,” Rutte stated “It’s still very early to inform about Christmas. The administration is also occupied with the new approvals for holiday travel, and they might be publicized by the end of this week,” Rutte continued “We are now at the intersection” Rutte added “It is too early to say if the proceedings of October 13 are showing an effect and too premature to take further measures. If we see the numbers, after each week the surge continues to fall, but the amount of new cases is still great and must be pulled down.”

As of whole, 67,543 positive coronavirus tests were recorded with the institute of civil health RIVM in the week ended on Tuesday at 10 am, an increase of 22% from previous, but down to the number two weeks ago.

Rutte specified that the coming days will be difficult “you can expect another press release next Tuesday and we are thoroughly looking at all the choices available at hand.” If the number of positive tests continues to rise in the near days, Rutte responded that he would not waste any time and act accordingly.

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Isolation, however, people should know that far-reaching regulations will cast a major impact on the GDP, increase aloneness, and will affect more deeply on students and on teachers, the prime minister stated. “The R factor, which directs how the virus is diffusing is still higher than 1, and must be carried down in the days to come,” De Jonge told “The speed at which it drops is also imperative to consider when we are executing plans about other matters,” he stated.

When asked why more regulations are not passed to hinder the burden on hospitals, De Jonge answered the current admissions in hospitals are of those people who were infected the previous week. The hospital culminating peak will decrease in the coming weeks,” he said around 2,358 people at present, are taken to hospitals for covid-19 treatment, of which 529 are in ICUs. Sadly, more COVID patients come “in” the hospitals than those who leave, reported the patient direction center LCPS prior on Tuesday.

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