17.May .2021 21:00

Netherlands to Ease Lockdown Restrictions

Netherlands to Ease Lockdown Restrictions
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The Netherlands will ease lockdown restrictions starting on Wednesday as the Covid-19 vaccination rollout eases pressure on hospitals, a government spokesperson told CNN.

Step two of the country’s “opening plan” will commence this week with outdoor dining resuming until 8 p.m. local time.

Open-air theatres, cinemas, museums, amusement parks, and zoos will also reopen from Wednesday.

The Netherlands has so far vaccinated around 10% of its population, according to the John Hopkins vaccine tracker. The country has seen at least 1,625,151 cases of coronavirus and 17,717 deaths since the pandemic began.