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RIVM: “No reason to cancel festivals due to coronavirus”
Since yesterday, the very first two patients were hospitalized because they are infected with the coronavirus in The Netherlands. Rapidly, fans seemed to wonder if the upcoming festivals still would take place, but according to the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, there’s no reason for that.
With one positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tilburg and one in Amsterdam, many different organisations are getting questions about the virus and the continuation of the upcoming events. They are following the advice issued by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and are keeping themselves up-to-date with all the latest developments concerning the coronavirus. However, they do take extra care when it comes down to cleaning and hygiene, and they will not change their policy until further notice. According to RIVM, it’s completely safe to organize festivals and events.
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
Cover image taken from Facebook page Event Medical Service