The outgoing minister, Fred Grapperhaus, said cautiously that the number of corona patients in the hospital seems to have reached its peak. De Jonge also saw that the peak was over. They cannot yet say whether this will affect the relaxation measures, which may be decided by the cabinet next Tuesday.
The number of corona patients admitted to hospital “seems to be moving in the right direction”, but it is not yet certain whether this means relaxation of measures. In other words, the outgoing Attorney General Fred Grapperhaus (Ferd Grapperhaus) today consulted with the General Affairs Department. According to insiders, the decision will be made next Tuesday.
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In any case, the outgoing minister, Graperhaus, thinks there are reasons for optimism. It seems that the “somewhat” recording exceeds the peak.According to the data of the National Patient Distribution Coordination Center (LCPS) In IC and other wards, the number of people who must be admitted every week to Sunday has decreased by approximately 10%.
Just like Graperhaus, the outgoing Minister of Health Hugo de Jonge also saw in the corona that the peak in hospitalization has ended. The biggest question is whether this decline is enough to relax “relaxedly”. De Jonge added that relaxation should not lead to a “younger” behavior, as before and after a party celebrated by King’s Day and football supporters.
“Since King’s Day, GGD has to deal with much more clusters in source and connection research than before. Therefore, what we have to do is to take very careful steps together when we relax, but we must be very careful to avoid these relaxations. It will not slow down our behavior,” De Jonge said. The minister said that currently, one hundred people still carry the corona virus. “Of course, this is not a situation where you can safely jump into the square again.”
It is very likely that the cabinet will not decide until next week whether to implement the easing policy from Wednesday, May 19. The industry’s response to this is: we. This involves the second phase, such as the partial opening of animal parks and gymnasiums.
Next Tuesday, the cabinet will decide the conditions that must be met to implement the easing policy. On Tuesday evening, the outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Corona Minister Hugo De Jong will announce the news at a press conference. Presumably, it involves the same standards as those adopted by the Outbreak Management Team (OMT), that is, the number of hospital and IC admissions has been reduced by 20%.
Grapperhaus said that on Tuesday, the Cabinet will also make it clearer about the possibility of a holiday next summer. He warned that this also played a role in other countries’ reluctance to accept Dutch people because they considered the Netherlands to be a high-risk country.