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Omicron variant in the Netherlands: Full Lockdown at Christmas and New Year’s Eve

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In the Netherlands, a decision was made to complete closure after case numbers skyrocketed due to the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The strict measures in the country, which began today, will continue until January 14.

The Prime Minister of the interim government of the country, Mark Rutte, at a press conference, announced the october measures taken to stop the spread of the Omicron variant.

Noting the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, Rutte stressed that to prevent the further spread of the virus, it is necessary to intervene, therefore, complete shutdown is important.

According to the measures described, which provided the basic needs of market, butcher, greengrocer, bakery, pharmacy, gas station, library, except places like shops and stores, beauty centers, barber, hairdresser, massage salons, tattoo artists, cinema, museums, theaters, amusement parks and zoos will be closed.

Dec December 20 to January 9, 2022, schools at all levels will remain closed. A re-evaluation will be held on January 3 for the aftermath.

No events will be allowed to take place until the full shutdown is over.

Places where daily needs are provided will be able to stay open from 05.00 to 20.00. jul. Professional football competitions will continue to be played without spectators, while all sports activities held indoors will be stopped.

A maximum of 2 guests will be accepted in the houses from dec age of 13, and a maximum of 2 people will be able to coexist outside. A maximum of 4 guests will be allowed in and out of households on December 24, 25 and 26, when Christmas celebrations are held, and on New Year’s Eve.

Restaurants and shops that have been closed will be able to serve takeaways.

The recommendation to work from home, the practice of social distancing, public transport and the mask requirement in closed areas will continue.

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The Livingroom restaurant has set up a coronavirus testing center

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The Livingroom restaurant has set up a coronavirus testing center in IJburg Amsterdam! The Livingroom, a restaurant and cafe in IJburg, has set up a test center at the entrance of the business! At this center, customers will have their rapid test, wait 15 minutes for results, and if they come back negative, they will be able to eat and drink at the restaurant. This test center will start the week even if the restrictions on restaurants are not lifted and the restaurant will open.

Amir Rouzbeh, one of the owners of the restaurant, said that their business was bankrupt and they could not get along in their private lives. Rouzbeh stated that this has almost turned into a cry for help, that the state promised help, but they did not receive a single penny.

The tests will be done by the employees of the enterprise. Even if the food and beverage sector opens next week, the business wants to keep the test center within the restaurant. As the reason for this, he points out that his employees should work in a safe environment in the future.

The owner says.

“We don’t want to experience this disgrace ever again,”

Livingroom Restaurant Amsterdam address:

IJburglaan 500
1087 BT IJburg – Amsterdam

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Municipalities in the Netherlands want the covid policy to be reviewed

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The mayors of thirty municipalities, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Breda, called on the government to review its coronavirus policy. Almost all of the calling presidents are located in the ‘Security Zone’ (Veiligheidsregio). Municipalities will meet in the Security Council extraordinary today because they want a change in the restrictions placed on the culture and food sector as soon as possible.

While the mayors stated that the existing coronavirus restrictions are no longer defensible, they said that the measures to be taken should be logical.

Municipalities have faced many protests against the coronavirus measures in the past few weeks. While shops and restaurants were opened for protest in some regions, museums and theaters were turned into businesses such as hairdressers and gyms for a day, reacting to the coronavirus restrictions.

The presidents said that people are now struggling to find a loophole in the restrictions which means they are not at all happy with the rules. The municipalities said that if the restrictions continue. They will have to enforce them, but they want to stand by the people instead of constantly punishing them.

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Pets are gaining weight in the pandemic

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Dutch veterinarians warn: Pets are gaining weight in the pandemic! The Dutch Veterinary Association stated that more and more pets are at risk of obesity due to the coronavirus. Many cats, dogs and hamsters are gaining weight because people who spend more time at home during the pandemic give extra treats. Studies have revealed that more than half of people give treats to their pets for no apparent reason.

There is an increasing demand for diet food produced for pets in the Netherlands.

 “Overweight animals are on the rise. Half of the animals that came to us last week were overweight.”

If you can’t feel your pet’s ribs, unfortunately he may be overweight! However, according to veterinarians, many pets can struggle with their coronavirus weight. Many veterinarians say that people do not know how much to feed their pets. Their advice is quite simple: More movement and fewer meals!

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