With the British corona variant on the way, the extension of the lockdown is almost certain. Tonight at 7 p.m. there will be another press conference announcing the new corona measures. The lockdown will be extended by three weeks and the chance of relaxation is very small.
British corona variant
The British corona variant of the virus seems to be causing many problems in hospitals in London. According to data from Great Britain, the British variant is hitting so hard that it could become dominant within a few months. Although new figures show that not only the British corona mutation is roaming around, but also the original virus.
The extension of the lockdown was already leaked after the Catshuis consultation last week. The current contamination figures in the Netherlands are not yet going down fast enough for the cabinet to relax.
Not enough is yet clear about the contagiousness of the British variant for children. In the course of next week, RIVM will publish an important study that will be essential for the reopening of the schools. Additional advice from the Outbreak Management Team (OMT) will clarify whether January 25 is a feasible date for the schools to reopen.