The Dutch prime minister did not see his mother for 2 months up until the night she passed away due to the fact that of procedures targeted at stopping the spread of Covid-19
” However, the constraint steps leave room to bid farewell to a passing away member of the family during the very last phase,” the prime minister’s representative added.
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Therefore, Mr Rutte was permitted to stay with his mother on her last night.
Reports emerged the PM had actually not had the ability to visit her in her care home for weeks since of Covid-19 constraints after he revealed her death.
Mr Rutte said on Monday his mom had died aged 96 in mid May.
” My family and I are grateful to have had her with us for so long,” he said in a declaration without mentioning the reason for her death.
The news comes amid a controversy in the UK over a senior government aide and his household travelling around 250 miles throughout lockdown
Dominic Cummings, the chief advisor to Boris Johnson, stated they made the journey from London to Durham to be close to childcare in case he and his other half ended up being too ill to care for their four-year-old.
The Netherlands has actually started reducing its lockdown procedures over coronavirus after implementing more relaxed limitations than some of its European neighbours
Residences for the senior, where infection rates have actually been fairly high, will enable visitors from the start of June.
Public transport will also resume routine schedules, with non-medical face masks mandatory for anyone aged over13 Only essential travel will be enabled and less than half of seats will be readily available.
Cafes and restaurants will be permitted to open on 1 June, with a maximum of 30 guests, the Dutch prime minister has stated.
Social distancing should continue, with individuals should keep 1.5 metres far from others – unless they belong to the exact same home.
More than 45,400 people have actually been contaminated with coronavirus in the Netherlands to date.
On the other hand, the death toll stood at 5,830 on Tuesday.