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Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister, declared on Friday that the government has made some mistakes in starting the booster vaccination campaign too late.
Holland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte exposed that the government has made some mistakes current to the strategy to strike COVID-19, noting as well that the booster vaccination campaign should have started earlier.
Now that the Omikron variant is advancing in our countries, it is even more important to limit our contacts, also across the border. That is why I, together with my colleague Hendrik Wuest from North Rhine-Westphalia, call on you to stay at home as much as possible and to avoid crowds.
Among the European countries, the Netherlands is one of the last in starting to apply booster vaccines jabs, having 2 million over 17 million vaccinated already with the third dose in the region so far.
Amsterdam declared on Sunday a lockdown over the Omicron strain situation, closing bars, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, museums, theaters, gyms, and shops selling not-essential goods.
#FromTheSouth News Bits | The housing crisis in the Netherlands is getting worse as time goes on. Thousands of protestors have had enough and took to Amsterdam’s Dam Square and Westerpark to protest the current Dutch housing policy. pic.twitter.com/8P3Qp7QPoi