FILE – In this Monday, March 23, 2020 file photograph, a bike owner takes photographs of a barricaded backroad utilized by locals on the Netherlands border with Belgium between Chaam, southern Netherlands, and Meerle, Northern Belgium. European Union international locations are set to undertake a standard visitors gentle system to coordinate touring throughout the 27-nation bloc, however a return to a full freedom of motion within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic stays removed from attain. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
The Dutch royal couple had been again within the Netherlands Saturday after their trip journey to Greece needed to be deserted due to an uproar again residence, the place persons are urged to remain at residence as a lot as attainable.
THE HAGUE: The Dutch royal couple had been again within the Netherlands Saturday after their trip journey to Greece needed to be deserted due to an uproar again residence, the place persons are urged to remain at residence as a lot as attainable.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima stated in a press release that they noticed the reactions of individuals, that are intense, they usually contact us.” As a outcome they stated they might cancel the remainder of their trip.
Let there be little doubt: To beat the COVID-19 virus it’s essential to observe the principles. The dialogue brought on by our trip doesn’t contribute to that.”
The seven-day rolling common of each day new circumstances within the Netherlands has greater than doubled over the previous two weeks, to 42 circumstances per 100,000 individuals on Friday.
Dutch bars and eating places had been closed as of Wednesday as a part of a partial lockdown that can final no less than 4 weeks to counter the sustained surge in coronavirus circumstances throughout the Netherlands.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte stated that the nation wanted to maneuver a step nearer to a full lockdown as a result of in any other case hospitals would grow to be so overburdened that individuals with different pressing wants can be unable to get remedy.
We must be harder on ourselves, Rutte stated in an tackle to the nation. A royal trip through the partial lockdown countered such recommendation.
The trip reveals the large hole between the king and society,” headlined the general public broadcaster NOS.
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