The Netherlands is planning “heavy measures” to stop the spread of covid-19 ministers

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Protesters run against police in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on November 20, 2021, in this screenshot from a video on social media. Video recorded November 20, 2021. Sven Simcic – Video In Resistance via REUTERS

AMSTERDAM, November 25 (Reuters) – The Dutch government is planning a set of “heavy measures” to slow down the current record wave of new COVID-19 cases facing the country, Health Minister Hugo de Jonge said on Thursday, but no action has been taken. final decision on what they are going to be.

“There is no doubt that heavy measures will be needed,” De Jonge told reporters in The Hague after health authorities reported more than 20,000 new cases in the past 24 hours. The government is expected to announce new restrictions on Friday.

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