Netherlands: New lock down. Cafes, restaurants and bars are closing. Prohibition of gatherings of more than 30 people. Record of daily cases!

In a speech to the Dutch people, the country’s Prime Minister Mark Rutte, announced a new mini lockdown after the record number of cases that occurred today in the country.

Following the 7,400 cases of COVID-19 announced today, 13/10, by the competent health services of the Netherlands, the reaction of the Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, was immediate. In an emergency speech to the Dutch people, he announced a new package of strict measures to combat the pandemic.

  • Closing of all cafes, bars, restaurants (only their take away function is allowed).
  • Ban on the sale of alcohol from 6 pm.
  • Mandatory use of mask in all interiors from the age of 13 years.
  • Prohibition of gatherings of more than 30 people.

These measures will be valid for 4 weeks and if the situation does not improve, then even stricter measures will be taken. The Netherlands has had 188,876 cases and 6,631 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, with the proportion of cases in the population being one of the highest in the world.

However, new measures were announced in other countries, such as Italy, Spain, Belgium, etc.

Source: TheGuardian