MAASTRICHT. As of today, there is an urgent advice nationwide to wear a face mask in higher education, and that urgent advice will become a duty, as soon as everything is legally completed. Prime Minister Rutte announced this during the press conference yesterday.
"In fact, we are going to a partial lockdown," said Rutte. He announced a series of strict measures, such as closing cafés and restaurants. There was no other way, was his message: the number of infections with covid-19 is rising far too fast. The measures will take effect tonight at 22.00h and last for at least four weeks.
There will also be a ban on the sale of alcohol after 8 pm. Above 18 years of age one can only sport individually, not in a team. Gyms remain open. A maximum of 30 people may congregate in public areas. Travel at home and abroad is discouraged as much as possible.