Pandemic, Netherlands and Norway tighten measures, Greece and Spain get ready for summer season – Latest News
March 24, 2021 – 09:18
The hope that the restrictive measures will be eased in the Netherlands is fading more and more every day.
Isolation in the country has been decided to be extended for another three weeks, due to the increase in COVID-19 infections. However, the curfew is extended by one hour, at 22:00, while the bars and restaurants that have been closed since mid-October will continue to be closed.
“I would like to urge you once again to adhere to the ground rules. We have done it before. We managed to avoid the third wave of the pandemic and we can do it again. I am convinced that our behavior remains the fastest way to ease the masses, “said Mark Rutte.
Norway is also pushing for plans to open the country. New national measures have entered into force by not allowing alcohol service. There was much hope that by the end of March the easing of restrictive measures would gradually resume, but the increase in those infected with the new variants dashed all hope.
The UK ended National Reflection Day with a ‘beacon of light’ as people across the four nations held torches and lit candles in memory of those who lost their lives during the pandemic.
Earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country has had a difficult year.
“It has been an epic time of endurance and privacy, birthday parties for canceled children, postponed marriages, family gatherings of all kinds erased from everyday life. Worst of all we have suffered the loss of many people,” he said.
Greece and Spain
As we get closer to the summer season Greece and Spain will ease restrictions on flights from the UK.
Greece will start accepting test flights next month, while from next week Spain will allow the entry of flights from Britain.
Unfortunately the Johnson government is currently imposing fines of. 5,000 on anyone who tries to travel abroad without a compelling reason. / euronewsal