Probably eight more regions with a worrisome situation due to the corona virus will be added this week, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in the Lower House on Tuesday evening.

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According to Rutte, we can "assume" that eight new regions will be scaled up this week to the level 'worrisome' (the second of a total of three levels) because of the increase in the number of positive corona tests.

It is not yet clear which regions are involved and whether new measures will be introduced in those regions.

For the regions of Amsterdam-Amstelland, Rotterdam-Rijnmond, Haaglanden, Utrecht, Kennemerland and Hollands Midden, new corona measures apply from 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, whereby the catering industry closes earlier and there is a ban on parties, outings and other group activities with more than fifty people.

Rutte acknowledged in the debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday evening that shortening the catering hours in the above six regions will probably not be enough to combat a second wave of corona infections.

The Lower House is furious about the cabinet's corona approach.

Opposition parties PVV, GroenLinks, SP and PvdA demand clarification in the parliamentary debate on Tuesday about the shortage of tests, the staff shortages in source and contact investigations and the changed RIVM mouth masks guideline for elderly care.

See also: These measures apply from 6 pm on Sunday evening in six regions