Coronavirus in Netherlands: Death toll from coronavirus rises to 5,775
Netherlands has reported 27 deaths from coronavirus over the past 24 hours, rising the country’s death toll from the virus to 5,775.
44,700 people have tested with coronavirus, an increase of 253 cases in the last 24 hours.
The actual number of infections with the novel coronavirus is higher than the number announced by the country’s Health Ministry. This is because not everyone who may be infected is tested for the virus.
“The government will start by relaxing restrictions at local or neighborhood level. That will not make public spaces much busier. The government will then relax restrictions at regional level and finally at national level. First small gatherings will be allowed, and later larger gatherings, so that everything remains as manageable and orderly as possible. Restrictions can only be lifted if the virus remains under control. If circumstances require, any decision to relax measures can be reversed,” the government of Netherlands said in a statement on its website.