Cabinet wants to delete introduction weeks for students

The official decision will be taken tomorrow, but insiders say to RTL Nieuws that they are very unlikely that the introduction weeks may continue. The government sees students as a risk group in the distribution.

Earlier than expected

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Hugo de Jonge will again hold a press conference on corona measures at 19:00 tomorrow evening. That is earlier than expected, because the number of infections with the coronavirus has increased considerably again in recent weeks.

It is expected that it will also be announced that there will be a corona test street at Schiphol for travelers from the risk areas. A plan would be on the table to allow returnees from orange areas to do a corona test twice in a row so they don’t have to spend as long in home quarantine.

The cabinet hopes to lower the threshold for quarantine. That should be done on a voluntary basis, because legally the possibilities to oblige it are limited, sources tell RTL Nieuws.

At the moment, the taking of regional and local measures remains the guiding principle in the Dutch corona approach. The Cabinet wants to support the mayors and chairmen of the security regions in this, for example with additional measures in the catering industry. This could include reintroducing a registration requirement for visitors, or closing catering establishments in certain areas earlier.

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