His care is presently in the capable hands of the staff at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis hospital and the Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek (Netherlands Cancer Institute). The treatment of this condition is expected to continue over the coming months. As a result of this, the mayor may not be available at all times. Any consequences for his official duties and appointments due to any necessary changes to his agenda will be handled on a case-by-case basis. However, it is expected that his continuing treatment will not interfere with his daily function.

Out of respect for the privacy of the mayor and his family, no further details will be released. We kindly ask for your understanding regarding this matter.