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Cabinet aims to release one and a half meters in mid-September

The outgoing cabinet aims to release the one and a half meter measure throughout the country in the third week of September. This is reported by sources from The Hague.

Yesterday it was announced that from the end of August the one and a half meters for MBO, HBO and the universities will be abolished, so that students can physically follow all lectures again. They must wear face masks while walking. At secondary schools, the one and a half meters and mouth caps will still apply for the time being.

It is also being examined whether more can be done in the catering industry and for events from the third week of September. Although the testing for access still applies for events. Formula 1 at Zandvoort in the first weekend of September was given the green light earlier, on the condition that only two-thirds of the stands are filled with spectators.

With all future relaxations, the cabinet will be careful and the advice of the Outbreak Management Team (OMT) will weigh heavily. The number of infections and hospital admissions should make the relaxations possible.

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The face masks in public transport could perhaps also be abolished as of mid-September. The cabinet estimates that all measures can be canceled in November. If so, clubs and discotheques can open again.

Outgoing Prime Minister Rutte and Minister De Jonge will tell more about possible relaxation of the corona measures in the coming months at tonight’s press conference.

The press conference of Rutte and De Jonge can be followed from 7 p.m. on NPO 1 and via nos.nl.

Cabinet aims to release one and a half meters in mid-September
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