Netherlands prohibits all meetings of more than three people until June 1

The authorities ofNetherlands has announced a ban on all meetingsorganized of more than three peopleUntil the 1st of Juneand forces you to keep 1.5 meters away from other people. In addition, mayors will be able to fine those who break these rules, as explained by the Dutch Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus at a press conference on Monday, according to the DutchNews portal.

The government’s crisis committee met with health and safety experts this afternoon before announcing these new restrictions. “The key to success is our own behavior.Don’t go out unless you have to go to work or shop. Buy alone. And if you want to go for a walk, don’t do it in a group, “said Grapperhaus.

Theeducational centers, cafes and restaurants are already closedby previous decisions and the measure will not be reviewed until April 6, the government has explained. However, the closure is extended to hairdressers and beauty salons. Businesses that do not comply with the closing order will besanctioned with up to 4,000 euros. Informal education groups could also be penalized.

The Netherlands has contrasted 4,749 cases and 213 deaths for a population of about 17 million people.

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