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Dutch nursing home residents and their relatives perform 'corona-proof' dance amid quarantine03:15

Dutch nursing home residents and their relatives perform 'corona-proof' dance amid quarantine

Netherlands, Strijen
March 28, 2020 at 00:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

A 'corona-proof' event was organised by a Dutch nursing home for mentally disabled residents who have been temporarily separated from each other and their relatives by the coronavirus quarantine.

Footage from outside the Cavent nursing home filmed in Strijen on Friday, shows people dancing on the building's balconies with relatives and staff also dancing in the street.

"It's kind of a group activity but with enough social distance. So it's corona-proof but it's still a group activity, and it's fun, it's outdoors and it's movement. So it brings a lot of positivity," manager of the mental health foundation Cavent, Martine van Ijperen said.

The Netherlands is tightening measures to fight coronavirus with schools and universities having been closed and all gatherings over 100 people forbidden. People must also keep a 1.5-metre distance from each other.

According to the latest report published by the World Health Organisation, the Netherlands has registered 7,431 coronavirus cases with 434 deaths.

Dutch nursing home residents and their relatives perform 'corona-proof' dance amid quarantine03:15
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A 'corona-proof' event was organised by a Dutch nursing home for mentally disabled residents who have been temporarily separated from each other and their relatives by the coronavirus quarantine.

Footage from outside the Cavent nursing home filmed in Strijen on Friday, shows people dancing on the building's balconies with relatives and staff also dancing in the street.

"It's kind of a group activity but with enough social distance. So it's corona-proof but it's still a group activity, and it's fun, it's outdoors and it's movement. So it brings a lot of positivity," manager of the mental health foundation Cavent, Martine van Ijperen said.

The Netherlands is tightening measures to fight coronavirus with schools and universities having been closed and all gatherings over 100 people forbidden. People must also keep a 1.5-metre distance from each other.

According to the latest report published by the World Health Organisation, the Netherlands has registered 7,431 coronavirus cases with 434 deaths.

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