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Thursday 7 May: REGIONAL NEWS UPDATES relating to the coronavirus in The Hague and surroundings (source: regional broadcaster Omroep West)
The lockdown will gradually be lifted over the coming months and masks will required in certain situations.
Here is a summary of the local news headlines:
‘CONDITIONAL’ FIVE-STAGE PLAN TO LIFTING THE LOCKDOWN
The government has announced a tentative plan to ease the coronavirus lockdown between now and 1 September. The plan might change, depending on the infection and hospitalisation rate in the coming months.
STAGE 1: MONDAY 11 MAY
STAGE 2: MONDAY 1 JUNE
STAGE 3: MONDAY 15 JUNE
STAGE 4: WEDNESDAY 1 JULY
STAGE 5: TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
FACE MASKS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM 1 JUNE
Non-surgical protective masks which cover the nose and mouth will become compulsory for users of trains, trams, buses and metro from 1 June. The government will not be providing these masks, it is up to the consumer to buy or make them. Fines will be issued from 1 June to passengers not wearing masks. Surgical masks are not to be used by the general public as they are reserved for healthcare staff. The public health authority RIVM insists that wearing a mask does should not replace keeping the 1.5 metre safety distance.
These news updates are brought to you by www.dutchbuzz.nl, in cooperation with The Hague’s official broadcaster, Omroep West.
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