Bus stops, escalators, traffic lights: abroad they do a lot more to disinfect public spaces. Why don’t we do that here? Martine, Wesley and Emel want to know that.
First of all: the Netherlands does not currently have a complete lockdown. If you want to go out for fresh air, you can simply go outside—a cup of coffee with a friend: just fine. Also get groceries, even in another municipality.
In countries where the virus outbreak has now led to thousands of deaths, such as in Italy and Spain, the rules are much stricter. Social life has largely stopped there. Streets and squares have been abandoned. They do everything they can to reduce the chance of contamination.