Bruno Bruins, who served as Dutch Minister of Health since 2017, compared the fight against coronavirus with top-level professional sports and said that he could no longer perform his duties due to exhaustion.
Dutch Health Minister Bruno Bruins resigned March 19, NL Times reported.
He said that he was physically unable to cope with the tasks.
The Minister compared the fight against coronavirus with professional sports of the highest level.
“And I came to the conclusion that my body can no longer cope with this due to exhaustion,” he said.
The day before his resignation, March 18, Bruins lost consciousness in the House of Representatives during parliamentary hearings on measures to counter the spread of coronavirus. The video was published on YouTube by NU.nl.
Video: NU.nl / YouTube
NL Times notes that he was behind the podium and answered questions from deputies approximately 35 minutes During one of the question, he took a step back and then fell.
“Thank you for your support. I fainted from exhaustion and tense weeks. Now I’m better. I’m going home to rest tonight and return to work again tomorrow and fight coronavirus as best as possible,” wrote he is right after the incident on Twitter.
Dank voor al jullie steun voor zojuist. Ik had last van een flauwte door oververmoeidheid en intensieve weken. Inmiddels gaat het weer beter. Ik ga nu naar huis om vanavond uit te rusten, zodat ik morgen weer aan de slag kan om de #coronacrisis zo goed mogelijk te bestrijden.
– Bruno Bruins (@bruno_bruins) March 18, 2020
The Bruins has served as Minister since October 2017.
And about. Minister on March 20 was appointed Martin van Rijn, reported on Twitter departments.
In the Netherlands, as of March 20, 2994 people confirmed coronavirus, 106 of them died, according to Hart van Nederland.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
According to WHO data, on March 20, more than 210 thousand people worldwide were infected with the coronavirus, more than 9 thousand of them died.
In Ukraine, coronavirus was confirmed in 29 people, three of them died.