The Outbreak Management Team (OMT) wants to make medical masks mandatory on busy shopping streets and crowded outdoor markets, as well as during sporting events and demonstrations. He asked to extend the obligation of the face mask to certain outdoor spaces in his latest opinion to the warden’s office, in the report NU.nl and NOS.
Until now, face masks have only been mandatory in certain indoor public spaces like supermarkets, shops and libraries.
UNWTO now wants to make it compulsory for anyone aged 13 and over to wear a face mask in all indoor spaces where different households come together, whether people can maintain a social distance or whether they are seated and not. don’t move. According to the new advice, the only time you can remove your mask is to eat or drink.
The team of experts also indicated that only medical masks of at least type 2 are used. “These masks offer slightly better protection against the emission of viral particles into the environment than non-medical masks and also offer the wearer more protection against infections,” UNWTO said in its opinion.
The UNWTO has also advised quarantine in primary schools. If at least three children in a class test positive for Covid-19, the entire class should be quarantined, UNWTO recommended.
Experts met on Friday to discuss the coronavirus situation in the Netherlands. The new Cabinet, which is sworn in today, will decide on the measures to be taken this next Friday. The bigger question is whether the current lockdown will end on January 19 as planned.