panel of experts from Dutch On Thursday (11) he recommended imposing a partial lockdown in the country. If approved, this will be the first in Europe since the summer (winter in Brazil), to combat the increase in cases COVID-19.
Interim Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s office is expected to decide on measures on Friday following a recommendation from the outbreak management team, NOS reported. It is common for the government to follow the recommendations of a panel of experts.
The NOS report stated that among the measures being considered are canceling events, closing theaters and cinemas, and introducing closing hours for cafes and restaurants. Schools will remain open.
Netherlands resumes restrictions to curb increase in coronavirus cases
After a partial closure of about two weeks, entry to public places should be restricted to people who have been fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from a coronavirus infection, according to the advice.
Even as infections reach record levels, many developed countries are taking the view that vaccinations make lockdowns unnecessary.
The UK is relying on booster vaccines to boost immunity and try to avoid overburdening its healthcare system.
For now, the Netherlands is providing booster doses to a small group of people with compromised immune systems, and will start making them available to people over 80 in December. In the future, additional doses will be available for all people over 60 years of age.
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