Dutch PM Announces New Covid Restrictions From Sunday

The Hague, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – twenty seventh Nov, 2021 ) :The Netherlands will tighten its partial Covid lockdown with the early closure of bars, eating places and retailers to curb a spike in circumstances, Prime Minister Mark Rutte mentioned Friday.

Dozens of protesters demonstrated in The Hague as Rutte unveiled the toughened measures, which come as hospitals warn they’re being overwhelmed.

“From Sunday, the whole of the Netherlands is effectively closed between 5pm and 5am,” Rutte informed a televised press convention.

“We have to be realistic, the daily figures are still too high,” he added, referring to an infection figures that are operating at greater than 20,000 a day.

Non-essential retailers had beforehand been allowed to remain open till 6:00 pm, and catering institutions till 8:00 pm.

Patrons should now put on masks and preserve social distancing of 1.

5 metres (5 toes), which means that cafes, cinemas, theatres and different venues could have lowered capability, Rutte mentioned.

Schools will keep open, even supposing the biggest rise in infections is amongst youngsters.

Rutte acknowledged that the federal government had did not get throughout the message that individuals with signs must get examined, because it final tightened the measures two weeks in the past.

“I blame myself for that,” he mentioned. “We have to do better.”In the protest close to authorities ministries, individuals rang bells, blew whistles and sirens whereas many held indicators saying “It is not right”.

Police vans and riot officers stood guard close to the protest, amid tensions after 4 days of riots final weekend over the federal government’s coronavirus measures.

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