The number of infections in the Netherlands has increased for the seventh consecutive week and is the highest number since the beginning of January. The health authorities in Sweden recommended that the government postpone the mitigation measures to May, of course, if the number of new cases drops.
The Dutch health authorities said on Tuesday that despite imprisonment and social distancing measures, the number of infections is still increasing.
The National Institutes of Health of the Netherlands (RIVM) stated in its weekly report that the number of new cases has increased by 13% to 51,886, the highest level since the beginning of January.
RIVM explained the vaccination of this age group, and confirmed the increase of infection in people of all ages, but only 5% of people over 80 years of age were infected with this virus.
According to data from RIVM, 2.4 million of the 17.3 million Dutch have received both vaccines. The authorities in that country first vaccinated the elderly.
Since January 23, the ban on public gatherings of more than two persons and curfew regulations have come into effect.
Due to the increase in the number of newly infected covid-19, the Swedish health agency on Tuesday recommended expanding measures.
The measure was supposed to be relaxed on April 11, but the Public Health Bureau advised the government to wait until May 3 because the number of infected people should be sufficiently reduced.
It is planned to increase the number of people at the party, and it is now limited to eight people so that the audience can go to the game, the theater, the movie, and the concert. Due to the delay, the amusement park will not open either.
Sweden’s chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said in a weekly briefing: “In the past 14 days, this incidence has been 700 per 100,000 inhabitants.”
The government is expected to accept health advice.
There are 10.3 million people in Sweden, and the impact of the coronavirus has been confirmed to cause more than 796,000 infections and more than 13,430 deaths.
Sweden’s pandemic control model is not as strict as other European countries, but it has gradually tightened restrictions. Therefore, regardless of whether alcohol is sold or not, catering facilities must be closed at 20:30.