Dutch Outbreak Management Team to discuss using facemasks in public spaces

The Outbreak Management Team (OMT) will be meeting today to discuss the usage of face masks in public spaces in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

They have been asked by the Cabinet to research how face masks can be widely used in order to prevent the spread of the virus, RTL Nieuws reports.

This comes after the number of new coronavirus cases spiked last week.  A survey also revealed that a majority of Dutch people are in favour of wearing a face mask in public indoor areas.

A press conference may follow later today with the recommendations and policies from the OMT. There are concerns that the Dutch are also less compliant with coronavirus rules. In areas where the 1.5-metre distance can’t be respected, such as on shopping streets or in stores, a face mask may offer vital protection against the virus.

The Cabinet has also asked the Outbreak Management Team to look into the possibility of testing people who come from high-risk areas, even if they have no health complaints. This way, those who test negative will also need to spend less time in quarantine upon arrival in the Netherlands.

Follow DutchReview on Facebook for the latest news in the Netherlands.

Feature Image: DutchReview/Canva



Vlad Moca-Grama
Vlad was born and raised in Brasov, Romania and came to the Hague to study. When he isn't spending time missing mountains or complaining about the lack of urban exploration locations in the Netherlands, you can find him writing at Dutch Review.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts

Latest posts

Dutch Quirk #15: Cram oliebollen into their mouths as soon as it gets cold

Well, it's officially oliebollen season in the Netherlands, so it's only appropriate to address this quirk now while it's fresh, and happening en masse...

Adolf Hitler has a valid QR code: Ministry of Health is trying to find out why

The past year and a half have been weird, but clearly, we haven’t seen it all yet — the Ministry of Health, Welfare and...

Dutch Quirk #1: Swearing with diseases (even cancer)

So, you’re sitting there on the train or walking on the street when you see some tall Dutch teenagers in their Adidas shoes and...

The latest Dutch news.
In your inbox.