Outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Health De Jonge have proposed a step-by-step plan for reopening Dutch society. “Society can open in a responsible manner,” said Rutte at a press conference.
‘The restrictions are becoming increasingly restrictive. Fortunately, the end is really in sight, ‘said outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte in a press conference. ‘We managed to push the third wave ahead of us, sometimes in fits and starts. It could have been worse, especially with the British variant. The opening plan should offer a hopefully beautiful summer. ‘
The Dutch government wants to gradually lift the restrictive measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus, but then the peak of the third wave must be over and daily hospitalization is a criterion, according to resigning Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the minister. of Health Hugo de Jonge said Tuesday.
In the press conference, the Netherlands outlines their opening plan for the summer in five steps. The first step was to take effect on April 28, but Prime Minister Mark Rutte emphasizes that the data are not yet final.
If the first step is taken, the curfew will be abolished and the advice is not to invite one but two people home a day.
Later in the plan, outside terraces may reopen under certain conditions and there will also be an expansion for shops. A little earlier, in the same week on April 26, is the plan that higher education institutions may again provide physical education under certain conditions.
“It’s possible that all of this can be done again soon, and we wouldn’t say it if we didn’t have confidence in it. But it remains a possible date because the numbers could go the other way. We are going to review it weekly. So next Tuesday we will see whether it is really possible, ‘said Rutte.