THE NETHERLANDS – Despite the still high number of corona infections and hospital admissions, the cabinet has decided that the Fieldlab experiment can continue safely during the event, reports the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
Minister Slob (Media), Minister De Jonge (Public Health), Minister Grapperhaus (Security), State Secretary Keijzer (Economic Affairs) and Minister Van Engelshoven (Culture) discussed the event and the corona measures on Thursday.
The cabinet previously indicated that the experiments of Fieldlab, a joint initiative of the events sector and the government, will be postponed or cancelled if more than nine hundred corona patients are in intensive care in the hospitals. On Thursday there were more than eight hundred.
At all rehearsals, the semifinals and the final, a maximum of 3500 people are allowed per show. Ticket sales are expected to start at the beginning of May.
Ondertussen: een ander deel van het kabinet vergaderde of het songfestival met publiek door mag gaan (besluit was al genomen, maar eind april zou er nog naar gekeken worden met de meest recente cijfers): Goed nieuws voor liefhebbers: fieldlab songfestival mag doorgaan met publiek
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