Guwahati News Desk: Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte on Tuesday announced at a press conference the extension of covid lockdown due to surge in cases in the country.
PM Rutte quotes, “The number of corona patients in intensive care is increasing. The third wave is starting to become visible. Therefore, the current package of measures is being extended.”
“I understand this is disappointing. I understand the impatience. However, the novel coronavirus infections are increasing,” he stressed.
According to the prime minister, the curfew will start at 10 p.m. instead of 9 p.m., starting from March 31. It will still continue through 4.30 a.m. the following morning.
“It is logical that we are fed up. But our own behaviour remains the fastest way to the relaxation of measures,” Rutte added.
The citizens are advised to stay in the country and not to travel abroad until May 15.