Nina van Zelst
By Nina van Zelst

Just now, the safety authorities have held an press conference and all events of 100+ events in The Netherlands have been cancelled. 

This also means people with a cold or mild health problems should stay home and avoid parties. Furthermore events with over 100 people are cancelled in all of The Netherlands. This will be until at least the 1st of April.

What can I do at festivals to prevent the spread of the coronavirus?

The most important measures you can take to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are straightforward, says RIVM. These measures apply to all viruses that can cause flu and colds. It is always important to follow up these basic hygiene measures:

  • Wash your hands with soap regularly
  • Cough and sneeze on the inside of your elbow
  • Use paper handkerchiefs

UPDATE 16-3:

By now it has been announced these measures will be extended until the 6th of April.

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