Dutch gamble on ‘intelligent lockdown’ to beat coronavirus
The Hague: The shops are open and families cycle along in the sunny spring weather in the Netherlands, which has opted for what it calls an "intelligent lockdown" to curb the coronavirus pandemic. In contrast to most other European countries where people are virtually housebound, the Dutch authorities have merely advised people to stay home and to keep 1.5 metres of social distance. While restaurants, bars, museums and its infamous clubs remain shut, and the famed cannabis 'coffee shops' are open for takeaway only. - AFP