Brussels, December 14 The Hague News: In view of the rapid development of the novel coronavirus epidemic, Dutch Prime Minister Lutte delivered a television speech on the 14th, announcing that he would comprehensively upgrade prevention and control measures, including closing schools, closing “non-essential” stores, avoiding unnecessary travel, and living as much as possible. Home office, etc.
Lütte announced that the new prevention and control measures will be implemented from December 15 to January 19 next year.
During this period, except food stores, supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, etc., other “non-essential” stores will be closed; schools will be closed and all will be changed to online teaching; public places such as zoos, playgrounds, saunas and cinemas will be closed; the number of family visitors will be reduced from the current maximum of 3 to 2 per day; the public can Can you avoid unnecessary travel.
Lütte pointed out on the same day that the spread of the novel coronavirus is too fast, and there is no choice but to implement strict lockdown measures. At present, interpersonal contact must be strictly restricted.
The Netherlands began to impose a “partial lockdown” in mid-October, closing all restaurants, cafes and bars nationwide.
Recently, the coronavirus epidemic in the Netherlands has intensified again, and the number of infections and hospitalizations and deaths have continued to rise.
According to the epidemic data released by the Dutch media on the 14th, 8,496 new confirmed cases in the Netherlands have been reported in the past 24 hours, with a total of 621,944 confirmed cases; 35 new deaths, with a total of 10,082 deaths.