Many sectors must be closed from 5 pm to 5 am on Sunday. The measure will continue for three weeks. According to insiders in The Hague, this applies to restaurants, cafes, “non-essential” shops, cinemas, theaters, museums, amusement parks, gyms and amateur sports. Schools can remain open.
Yesterday it became clear That these measures were discussed in the Cabinet, but sources still assume that the new restrictions will come into effect on Saturday. It is said to be on Sunday. This change was made at the request of the mayors, among other things. They wanted more time to organize enforcement of the previous lockdown. Grocery stores can remain open until 8pm.
Mouth cover at school
Sixth group pupils in primary and secondary schools are required to wear a mouth covering in the hallway.
The outgoing Cabinet again discussed and finalized the measures today, among other things, with permanent advisors, such as RIVM Director Van Dessel, and with mayors.
The aim of these measures is to slow the rapid increase in the number of infections and hospital admissions. Minister De Jong has already said several times that there must indeed be a change. Repeat that day. “We have to prepare again for a harsh winter,” he added.
The Cabinet asked the outbreak management team on Wednesday to provide urgent advice on measures. Prime Minister Rutte and Minister De Jong will hold another press conference tonight. After that, further details and any further actions will be announced.