Prime Minister Rutte addressed the Netherlands in a historic speech. His message: The Netherlands will not be locked, but it is best to avoid contact in large groups as much as possible. This makes the Dutch approach quite different from that of a number of countries around us. An overview of the measures taken by 13 European countries.
The number of infections is still rising sharply, to more than 1700 today. That is why Prime Minister Rutte addressed the country on three channels simultaneously in a so-called 'address the nation'.
Many measures have been presented in the Netherlands in recent days. Schools, catering establishments and sports clubs are closed until 6 April. Events with more than 100 visitors have been canceled and people have to work from home as much as possible.