Even though the figure of positive COVID-19 cases is reducing, going below 8,000 on Tuesday, but there are still some districts that show increasing cases and they will observe lockdown to make things better, prime minister Mark Rutte stated on Tuesday.
Rotterdam, the Dordrecht health region, and some areas Twente are displaying increase cases without a halt, in spite of the partial lockdown, said Rutte. If there is no development, the government will approach with a full lockdown, counting a curfew, secondary school closings, and non-essential store closings in the coming days.
Furthermore, Rutte declared that the present partial lockdown, including cafe and restaurant closings, will stay put until mid-December. And, the administration is also presenting an extra sheet of measures which will be observed for the next two weeks, from Wednesday morning.
As stated prior, these comprise art and history galleries, cinema, fun-park and zoo temporary closure, and a decrease in the number of non-family members who can cluster outdoor.
‘If you are seen with more than one accomplice then you can be penalized’ Rutte stated. Shops, hairstylists, and other contact occupations will stay open, counting gyms as well, however, collective lessons at sports complexes will remain close in approaching two weeks.
Casinos and swim pools will also close and burials and weddings will face additional limitations on numbers. The goal, the prime minister enforced, is to guarantee there is less contact amongst people and less commotion on the streets. This will eventually, give us an upper hand in dropping the infection rate.
Refrain from traveling abroad Rutte also voiced, the ‘pressing advice’ cancels all trips abroad before mid-January, at least. ‘Most countries are hot zones anyway,’ he further continued ‘So don’t go overseas except its essential.’ The rate of cases may be dipping but this dip is not decent enough, health minister Hugo de Jonge stated ‘Burden is still swelling on hospitals, and we are moving on these extra proceedings to demonstrate that we stand with those who are working in health care’
De Jonge also told he prognosticates that the figure of hospital admissions during the second surge to rise up at 25% from the first one, and will continue for a longer period. COVID-19 has also been traced to one in four treatment homes. A rule for Christmas, on fireworks at New Year, will be passed in the coming weeks, Rutte stated. The approaching two weeks will be extra tough, he said, but if the extra rules cast the expected effect, we may celebrate a better Christmas.