According to Dutch corona minister Hugo de Jonge, it is still too early to say whether the corona certificate will be extended after November 5th, although sources…
‘Possible short lockdown of 2 weeks in Holland: government still has to make a decision’
The OMT (Outbreak Management Team) advises the Dutch government to take “lockdown-like measures” in order to take the rising corona infections under control again. “Due to the seriousness of the corona situation, this cannot be avoided,” the sources report to Dutch media NOS and RTL Nieuws. As a result, the events would be cancelled.
The advice of the OMT would be a lockdown of about two weeks, the sources tell the NOS. During that period, events should be canceled and cinemas and theaters will also remain closed. Reportedly, the advice also states that the closing times for the cafes & bars and the group size should be adjusted.
The advice is also that (after the short lockdown) people can no longer receive a QR code if they have been tested. According to sources, the OMT advises that it should no longer be possible to show a negative result: you must therefore be vaccinated or be able to show proof of recovery. Such a ‘2G rule’ has already been introduced in other countries such as Austria. Yesterday, there were about 12,713 infections of the coronavirus in the Netherlands.
OMT advises 2 week lockdown: with canceled events
The government has always indicated that it takes the advice of the OMT experts seriously. There are still consultations today and the cabinet will meet to discuss the situation: the decisions will be taken tomorrow. These will be announced definitively during tomorrow evening’s press conference.