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The fool's approach of "herd immunity" has been costly in time lost for preparation ... and insufficient protection for doctors, nurses and hospitals.

At last, in same news broadcast  where PM Mark Rutte realizes the seriousness of the CoV-2 pandemic, the polls indicate high popularity as leader and his Liberal Conservative VVD party has gained a virtual 8 seats in Dutch parliament. 🇳🇱 🥇

It's a cruel and callous world ... Rutte follows advise from hus team of "experts" ... the same team for many weeks ... no personnel changes. 😖☹️

The Netherlands extends anti-corona measures to April 28, at least | Dutch News |

Special measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands are to be extended until April 28 at least, prime minister Mark Rutte told a press conference on Tuesday.

This means cafes, restaurants, museums and schools will remain shut for the next four weeks. The decision has been taken on the basis of expert advice, the prime minister said.

'We realise we are asking a lot of people, but it is really necessary,' Rutte said. `The capacity in hospitals and intensive care units leaves us with no other choice.'

'The good news is that we don't have to bring in extra measures,' the prime minister said.

Intensive care

Health minister Hugo de Jonge told the press conference that the Netherlands will have increased capacity at IC units to 2,400 by next Sunday. He also announced plans to start testing healthcare workers who are not directly involved in treating coronavirus for the disease.

More labs, longer days and utilising private sector sources will enable four times as many tests to be carried out, De Jonge said.

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by Oui on Tue Mar 31st, 2020 at 06:43:55 PM EST

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