Covid-19: Netherlands Registers More Than 12,000 Cases Daily and Studying New Restrictions


The new measures are expected to be announced at a press conference on Friday by Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, and will add to those that took effect last weekend.

Already in place are the return of social distance between people, to 1.5 meters in public spaces, or the use of health passes in places such as gyms, museums, hotels and events.

According to the newspaper De Telegraaf, the Dutch executive intends to make the digital certificate mandatory for access to zoos or theme parks, to impose the early closure of bars and restaurants, which currently have to close at midnight, and for customers to be seated .

The government advisory team met on Wednesday to define the measures to recommend to the Government, and the executive will meet on Thursday morning to agree the restrictions to be adopted.

The Dutch Health Minister, Hugo de Jonge, also asked the health council to issue an urgent recommendation on the need to boost the vaccine. covid-19 for people who have received the single dose of Janssen, after studies have shown that immunity is lost faster than with other vaccines.

The Netherlands will offer the booster of the vaccine against the covid-19 people over 80 years old from December onwards, followed later by people over 60 years old and health professionals who have direct contact with patients.

According to official data, 82.4% of the population over 12 years of age has completed vaccination and 85.9% has taken at least one dose.

It is estimated that around 13% of citizens do not intend to be vaccinated at this time.

The latest data from health authorities, released today, point to 12,713 cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours, 1,380 more than on Tuesday, a number similar to that recorded in December 2020.

There are still 25 more deaths per covid-19 to be ticked in the last 24 hours.

A covid-19 caused at least 5,062,911 deaths worldwide, among more than 250.81 million infections by the new coronavirus registered since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the most recent balance of the Agence France-Presse.

The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.


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