The closure of the catering industry, culture sector, shops and event industry is no longer justified, writes the Overijssel Council of the Provincial Executive. in a fire letter to the cabinet. The deputies are making an urgent appeal to the cabinet to reopen society in the short term.
The letter also states that the college understands if entrepreneurs open their businesses, even if this is not allowed under the current lockdown rules. “That is not allowed, but it is quite imaginable when the water is at your fingertips.”
Support from mayors
In Gelderland, too, there is understanding for entrepreneurs who want to open their businesses. The mayors of Aalten, Montferland and Oude IJsselstreek have announced that they will tolerate an announced protest action this Saturday. If shopkeepers and catering entrepreneurs want to open their business, this will not be enforced, the mayors confirm to the Gelderlander.
The mayor of Oude IJsselstreek, Otwin van Dijk, said if asked to provide space for the protest, as long as it does not get out of hand and safety rules are observed.
It remains to be seen whether the current lockdown measures will be extended. The cabinet will hold a press conference on Friday at 7 p.m.
Yesterday, entrepreneurs also protested against the corona policy in several places in the country. Shopkeepers were literally in their shirts in Beilen:
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