MADRID, Jan. 24 (Royals Blue) –
The Government of the Netherlands could order the reopening of hospitality, culture and leisure establishments, although with a time limit until 10:00 p.m. and as long as users have a fixed seat.
This is reported by the Dutch press, which indicates that this measure could come into force as of this Wednesday after a meeting this Monday between the authorities involved in managing the pandemic, although the decision will be communicated this Tuesday.
With this step, the Dutch authorities would go even further towards returning to normality after the reopening of schools and shops.
However, the measure that the Government could take is more ambitious than the proposal of the body in charge of managing the pandemic, which would have pointed towards the reopening of the hotel industry until, at most, 8:00 p.m.
In addition, the vaccination card will be required and consumers in restaurants must remain in the seat assigned to them. Likewise, the capacity at sporting events will continue to be limited and attendees must be distributed throughout the facility, reports the newspaper ‘De Volkskrant’.
The Dutch government would be willing to make this decision on the basis that, despite the fact that the coronavirus continues to advance in the country, hospitalizations for COVID-19 register a more moderate increase.
In addition, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his handling of the pandemic has been the focus of a series of social protests, as well as by businessmen and the culture sector, who have called for an end to the restrictions.
For their part, the German health authorities have registered more than 64,700 infections and eight deaths this Monday, thus raising the total figures to almost six million infections and 21,219 deaths since the start of the pandemic.