The Netherlands began implementing the first curfew since World War II as part of its response to the Corona epidemic
Citizens are prohibited from leaving their homes from 21:00 until 4:30, and this measure will continue until February 9th. Any violator will be fined 95 euros, according to the government.
There are some exceptions for individuals, provided they show a special permission to move.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced his intention to announce a curfew, before it was approved by Parliament on Thursday.
He attributed this decision to “the British version of the modified Corona virus and the great concern that we all feel.”
I consider that the curfew would avoid a mandatory daily closure, bearing in mind that since the start of the health crisis, the Dutch have not had to justify their movements.
And the Hague announced in mid-December a series of measures to curb the outbreak of the Corona virus, the most severe in the Netherlands since the start of the health crisis.
In this context, all non-essential stores were closed, after schools, cafes and restaurants had been closed since mid-October.