Netherlands Prepares For Partial Lockdown From Tomorrow
(Bloomberg) -- The Netherlands is set to enter another lockdown after corona infections hit new records past week, national broadcaster NOS news says, citing government sources.
The country will enter a “partial lockdown” which would include measures to shut down bars, shops and restaurants after 7 p.m local time Saturday. The government will also reiterate its advice to work from home as much as possible.
There will be a limit to invite a maximum amount of 4 people to socialize at home. The partial lockdown will be put in place for three weeks.
Infections have been mounting in the Netherlands, where just over two-thirds of the population has been fully vaccinated. On Friday, some 16,287 infections were recorded after a record of 16,364 on Thursday, health agency RIVM reported. The previous record was 12,997 on Dec. 20 last year.
Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte will address the country in a press conference about the new measures later today.
(Updates with new RIVM numbers.)
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