And Mark Rote had called, in a press conference after a crisis meeting of government ministers, to discuss the outbreak of the virus in the Netherlands to stop shaking hands, and said: "From this moment on, we must stop shaking hands," according to the Associated Press.
Moments later, while concluding the press conference, he shook hands with the head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Public Health, Jaap Van Dessel.
And according to the video broadcast by the Dutch media, "Van Dessel" was quick to point quickly to the mistake made by the Dutch Prime Minister.
"Rote" remedied the situation as he touched the Van Dessel facility, and he expressed his regret and said: "Sorry, sorry, we cannot do this anymore!", And then the two officials touched the elbows.