All bars and restaurants to be closed 30 minutes from now. Schools closed, except for children of medical staff, etc. Population is asked to keep 1.5 meter physical distance.

One recent problem is that people from Belgium were going to Dutch bars, and people from the Dutch outbreak epicenter (Brabant) were going north.

We'll know in ~2 weeks if this was actually enough. But can't really think what else you can do; I'd rather not have the army in the streets.

Last count was 60 people on intensive care and a max capacity of about 1100 beds. Assuming that doubles every 4 days, it means you run out of beds in 2 weeks. But if the measures work, perhaps the new infection rate drops right before that happens, and we're clear (for now).

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@sjors Apparently hospitals are working on expanding the capacity with 850 beds

@FreePietje that's good news, that buys another 4 days, which can be critical.


Yep :)
Good to finally see some sensibility.

I wouldn't be concerned about army in the streets, they explicitly train for things like this.

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@FreePietje I have full confidence in the army, I'd just rather not see them deployed.

@sjors Agreed. It would mean things have gotten really bad

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