The Prime Minister of the country’s impermanent government in the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, announced additional measures to stop the spread of the Omicron variant at a press conference.
Rutte said that within the framework of the additional measures taken, full closure will be implemented from tomorrow until January 14th.
Pointing out that the Omicron variant spreads rapidly, Rutte emphasized that intervention should be taken to prevent the virus from spreading further, and therefore full closure is valuable.
According to the measures announced, all shops and stores, except for the market, butcher, greengrocer, bakery, pharmacy, gas station, library, where basic needs are provided, beauty centers, barbershops, hairdressers, massage parlors, tattoo shops, cinema, museum, theater, entertainment parks. and zoos will be closed.
Schools at all levels will remain closed from December 20 to mid-January 9, 2022. For the next, valuation will be made again on January 3rd.
No activity will be allowed until the full shutdown is over.
Places where basic necessities are provided 05.00-20. It will be open at 00 hours. While professional football matches continue to be played without spectators, all sports activities inside will be stopped.
A maximum of 2 guests from the age of 13 will be accepted in the residences, and a maximum of 2 people can be in the middle of the outside. On the 24th, 25th and 26th of December, when the Christmas celebrations are held, and on New Year’s Eve, a maximum of 4 guests will be allowed inside and outside the house.
Closed restaurants and shops will be able to provide takeaway service.
The advice to work from home, the social break application, the mask rule in public transportation and closed areas will continue.
In the Netherlands, on 14 December, it was announced that the partial closure was extended by 1 month in order to prevent the increasing number of cases in the coronavirus epidemic and the spread of the Omicron variant.