Dutch cabinet to discuss new measures: here’s what’s on the table

With potential new measures on the horizon, there’s been talk about whether schools should close their doors or not. The Outbreak Management Team (OMT) has advised the cabinet to keep the education sector open.

According to the NOS, MPs are discussing potential new measures in the Cathuis this afternoon as a response to the record number of rising coronavirus infections and a potential code black scenario.

Some of these measures include possibly shutting down schools, gyms, hairdressers, and other businesses.

OMT advice

However, the OMT has advised the cabinet against shutting down schools, despite the high number of infections in educational institutions.

They believe that doing so would have harmful effects on students. πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸŽ“

The cabinet must still decide whether they will listen to the OMT’s advice or enforce the closure of schools anyway.

Looming press conference

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Health Hugo de Jonge will give a press conference tomorrow evening at 19:00 announcing the potential new measures.

What do you think about the possible new measures and the OMT’s advice? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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Nicole Ogden πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Hailing from the bustling city of Bangkok, Nicole is a Thai/American international student who came to the Netherlands to study linguistics. When she's not reading books or listening to true crime podcasts, she's practising her singing and guitar skills! She is also attempting to pick up the Dutch language (moeilijk).


  1. It makes little difference if students don’t go to school; they will still be allowed to bring cellphones with them and what is more important to the overwhelming majority of students than having a cellphone? Do gooders bellyache that closing down in person instruction will make it difficult for students to develop person-to-person relationships. What a crock! Counting likes on social media is vastly more important to most students. Closing schools will have zero effect on students; banning minors from using cellphones will actually produce socially well adjusted young people. So, as I said, close schools or keep them open it makes no difference.


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