The cabinet will shortly introduce additional measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus, Minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) wrote in a letter to Parliament on Tuesday. A press conference will be held on Wednesday afternoon.
De Jonge writes in the letter that the press conference will take place at the beginning of the afternoon. It has not been disclosed which measures will then be imposed.
It is known that the introduction of a curfew has been discussed for some time. The cabinet has asked the Outbreak Management Team (OMT) for advice, and the mayors in the Security Council will discuss the measure on Tuesday evening.
The curfew should ensure that social contacts in the evenings are limited. Many infections now take place in people’s homes, for example through visits to the floor.
Experts are very concerned about the British corona mutation, which is much more contagious. This corona variant has already surfaced in the Netherlands, but stricter measures could ensure that the spread of the virus is contained.