The package of corona measures, which would initially apply until 6 April, will be extended. The cabinet will announce this Tuesday after the crisis meeting, sources confirm to NU.nl on Monday.
That would mean that people still have to work at home as much as possible, the childcare schools remain closed, the catering industry should not yet be open and the 1.5 meter distance rule and the ban on gathering will continue to apply even after next Monday.
It is not yet known until when the measures will be extended. No further tightening or major adjustments are expected.
The decision is still under discussion. On Monday, the coalition will meet with the cabinet, on Tuesday the crisis meeting with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the ministers involved will be on the agenda. This will be followed by a press conference where the measures are explained. This can be followed live at NU.nl.
In any case, the ban on meetings up to 1 June that require a licensing obligation will remain.
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The coronavirus in short
- The coronavirus mainly spreads from person to person via sneezing and cough drops. The chance of becoming infected through surfaces such as door handles is small. This chance decreases if you wash your hands often.
- You can considerably reduce the chance of spreading by keeping at least 1.5 meters away from others.
- An infected person infects two to three others on average. Precautions are necessary to contain this.
- The vast majority of patients have mild (flu-like) complaints.
- Almost all deaths involve the elderly or other vulnerable persons, such as heart, lung or diabetes patients. If everyone complies with the measures, this reduces their risks.
- Read here what precautions you should take.