Corona infections are on the rise in the Netherlands before Christmas. Panic has spread with the new type of corona amicron. The Dutch government has announced a strict lockdown to prevent the transmission of ammonia during the festive season.
According to the BBC, a strict lockdown will be imposed in the Netherlands from Sunday local time. Announcing the lockdown on Saturday, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said “there was no other way.”
Under the lockdown, non-essential goods stores, bars, gyms, saloons and other public places in the Netherlands will remain closed until mid-January next year. No more than two guests can be invited to the house. However, on the occasion of Christmas from 24th to 26th December and in the New Year, maximum four guests can be invited together.
Educational institutions in the country will remain closed till January 9. However, other restrictions will remain in effect until January 14. The next decision will be made by the Dutch government considering the infection situation. However, people have been advised to stay at home to prevent infection during this period.
“I stand here today and speak with a heavy heart,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told a news conference on Saturday. Many people understand my feelings. You have the same feeling today. In a word, the Netherlands has been forced to return to the lockdown since Sunday. “
According to the Netherlands’ National Institutes of Public Health, more than 2.9 million people have been diagnosed with corona in the country since the outbreak began. More than 20,000 people have died in Corona. Amicron is now spreading rapidly in the country.
Amicron has spread panic not only in the Netherlands, but also in other European countries, including the United Kingdom. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the new strain of the virus is spreading several times faster than the corona delta strain. This rate is so high that the number of infections in different countries is doubling in just one and a half to three days.
Even high levels of immunity are spreading rapidly in the human body, the WHO said on Saturday. The agency says it is not yet clear why this is happening. According to the WHO, South Africa first became aware of the immunization in the country on November 24. In just over three weeks, the new corona has been reported in 69 countries around the world.
So far, the WHO has been insisting on tickers to prevent emissions. Leaders in various countries, including Europe and the United States, are pushing for vaccinations without the need for strict sanctions. However, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has stated that there is a need for coordination in the distribution of vaccines and that there is a need for coordination in the measures taken to combat the epidemic.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Saturday that Corona was spreading lightning fast in Europe. He fears that in the beginning of the new year, it will start to have an effect in France as well. He made the remarks just hours before a travel ban was introduced in the United Kingdom to prevent people from traveling there.