Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte held a press conference in The Hague on Thursday afternoon to discuss the current coronavirus situation in the Netherlands.

Mark Rutte met with the Dutch crisis committee on Thursday morning and announced new emergency measures for the Netherlands.

With the country's more than 600 cases, experts warn they may "not have a grip on what direction this goes in" in the near future.

to such an extent that experts "don't have grip on what may happen" in the near future.

These measures include:

  • Events with a capacity of +100 people are cancelled throughout the country
  • Citizens are motivated to work from home and avoid travel abroad
  • Institutions for Higher Education should consider cancelling large lectures or organise them online for their students at home. 

These measureus will remain in place until at least the end of March.