Follow the latest developments regarding the corona virus in this live blog.

Oldest resident Goeree-Overflakkee (107) survives coronavirus
Special news from Goeree-Overvlakkee, because the oldest resident of the island survived the corona virus. The 107-year-old Cornelia Ras attended the much-discussed church service in Sommelsdijk on March 8, where two-thirds of the 39 people in attendance became infected and five of them died. The very old Ras feared that she would not survive the virus either, but Monday the doctor received the message that she has been cured.

"This is so special", says Ras' niece Maaike de Groot to Rijnmond . "We honestly didn't think Aunt Cor would make it. But she's very fit for her age."

In fact, at age 107, it seems that Cornelia Ras is the oldest person in the world to survive the coronavirus. Yesterday, American man Bill Lapschies (104) and one year younger American woman Ada Zanusso were reported as possibly the oldest survivors in the world.

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Experts: Relax corona measures only under strict conditions
Measures to contain and control the spread of the coronavirus can only be relaxed if a number of strict conditions are met. Experts from the Outbreak Management Team (OMT), on which the cabinet bases its corona policy, state on Tuesday in a letter, which is in the hands of the NOS , that the care system must first be repaired and that the test capacity must be considerably increased. Read more here .

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The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City is being prepared to receive corona patients. The church has one of the largest cathedrals in the world. The intention is to receive at least 200 infected patients. ( Photo: Pro Shots / Marcus Santos / ZUMA Wire )

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Afternoon podcast NU.nl
In the afternoon podcast This will be the news , we will update you on the most important news of today and discuss what happened earlier on Tuesday. Today: 'China faces a diabolical dilemma regarding the economy'

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French President Emmanuel Macron (right) visits a medical center near Paris. To set a good example, he wears a facemask and keeps a distance of 1.5 meters. ( Photo: Pro Shots / Gonzalo Fuentes / Pool / Abaca )

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New York's governor sees positive developments despite record deaths
Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York, sees positive developments, although the death toll in the city is still rising rapidly. In the last 24 hours, 731 deaths have been reported, which is the largest increase in the number of corona patients who died in New York so far. The total number of deaths since the outbreak of the virus stands at 6,489. "There is a lot of suffering for the New Yorkers again today," Cuomo said at a news conference.

However, Cuomo is positive because the number of hospital admissions is leveling off. "The figures show that social distancing works. The New Yorkers ensure that the line is getting flatter and flatter."

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Great increase in death toll in UK
The UK reports the largest increase in the number of deaths reported within 24 hours. As of yesterday, 786 new deaths from the coronavirus have been recorded. This brings the total death toll to 6,159. The number of confirmed infections rose to 55,242.

England accounts for the lion's share of the number of infections and deaths. To date, 5,655 deaths have occurred within national borders. The remaining 504 British deaths are distributed across Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Foreign update

  • 403 new deaths have been reported in Belgium . These figures also include the residents of Flemish care centers who died between 1 and 4 April: these are older people who were certainly or probably infected with the virus. With 314 new admissions, the number of corona patients in the hospital rose less rapidly than the previous day (420 new admissions).
  • Germany reports 3,834 new confirmed infections, but the country is therefore testing frequently. It is an increase after four days of declines, according to the Robert Koch Institute (comparable to the Dutch RIVM).
  • In Spain , the number of deceased corona patients reported in one day has risen for the first time in a few days. The Spanish government today reports that 743 new deaths are regrettable in the country. The day before, the number of deaths from the virus came to 637. Spain has the second largest number of deaths. More corona patients have died only in Italy. In Spain, 13,798 people have now succumbed to the corona virus.
  • According to China , no more corona patients have died. The virus broke out in the country at the end of 2019 and more than 82,000 infections and 3,300 deaths have been reported since then. Bloomberg news agency wrote early this month on the basis of a report by US intelligence agencies that in reality there are far more deaths than the country reports.
  • In densely populated Japanese areas, a state of emergency has been declared to curb the outbreak. It concerns Tokyo and six other prefectures. More than 4,000 coronavirus infections have been diagnosed in the country and 93 people have died as a result.
  • Globally, according to Johns Hopkins University, there are 1,363,365 confirmed infections. In reality, this number is many times higher, because not all suspected infected persons are tested.

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Norway is going to relax measures "little by little"
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg announced at a press conference that her government will relax some measures in phases. "We have the virus under control, so we can gradually open up society again," said Solberg. The lockdown in Norway ended on April 13. Less stringent measures then apply.

For example, schools will reopen during the week of April 20 and Norwegians will be allowed to travel to their holiday homes in the mountains again from April 20. However, Norwegian citizens will have to work from home for the time being and according to Solberg it will "take a long time" before all measures are lifted.

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Bulgaria recalls embassy employee for 'corona tax' levy
Bulgaria has recalled a senior employee of the Bulgarian Embassy in The Hague, because he allegedly collected a so-called 'corona tax'. He thereby duped several Bulgarians in the Netherlands who had asked the embassy for help. "This behavior is completely inconsistent with our diplomatic activities and will not be tolerated," said Ekaterina Zakharieva, Bulgarian Foreign Minister.

The man is said to have deprived Bulgarians living in the Netherlands between 5 and 10 euros for 'administrative services'. The Bulgarian ambassador to the Netherlands, Nikola Kolev, has also been called in to explain.

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Increase in IC patients is again decreasing
The number of Dutch patients in the intensive care units has risen by 15 to 1,424, reports the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution. A limited number of patients have been relocated to Germany. Read more here .

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Japanese university uses robots for graduation
Due to the measures against the spread of the coronavirus in Japan, it is impossible for students to get their diploma, but this university in Tokyo has thought of something for that. The diplomas were received by robots. The robots are fitted with tablets to which the graduates can dial in via a video connection. ( Photo: Pro Shots / BBT University )

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Queen Elizabeth sends a message to the Johnson family
British Queen Elizabeth has sent a message to Boris Johnson's family and his pregnant fiancé, letting them know that she hopes the Prime Minister will recover quickly. Johnson, 55, was admitted to IC last night because of his infection with the corona virus.

Earlier today The Queen sent a message to Carrie Symonds and to the Johnson family. Her Majesty said they were in her thoughts and that she wished the Prime Minister a full and speedy recovery.

Avatar Avatar Author The Royal FamilyMoment of places15: 32 - April 7, 2020

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Israel requires public masks in public
The Israeli government has made public wearing face masks mandatory. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced this last week. There are exceptions for children under the age of six and people with intellectual disabilities. The masks are not mandatory if someone is alone in a vehicle or on the work floor.

Stricter travel restrictions have also been introduced for the upcoming Easter days. All non-essential travel is prohibited from Tuesday to Friday. The traditional celebration of Passover, in which family members normally gather to commemorate the exodus from Egypt, should be limited to casual households, according to Netanyahu.

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Shared design masks for mass production
Carina Hilders, chairman of the board of the Reinier de Graaf hospital in Delft, has submitted a design for FFP2 mouth masks to the government.

"Mouth masks made according to this design provide optimal protection for healthcare professionals against infection with the coronavirus," the hospital said in a press release on Monday.

"With this design, a mass production can be set up, so that the urgent shortage of safe mouth masks for healthcare personnel in the Netherlands will quickly come to an end." The masks were made in collaboration with Delft University of Technology and the chemical company DSM and have already been tested by TNO.

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Willem-Alexander in the Jeroen Bosch Hospital
The king during his visit to the Jeroen Bosch Hospital, where he was briefed on the current state of healthcare. (Photo: Pro Shots )

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Fourteen hundred fines have already been issued
The police have now issued 1,400 fines to people who did not follow the corona measures, such as those who did not keep enough distance from others.

More than 1,400 people were fined @police in the past week and a half for violating the #corona measures. Crime rates remain significantly below normal. The police will continue to address people in the coming period and enforce them where necessary. #alone together

Avatar Avatar Author Police Netherlands Moment of Places 14: 22 - 7 April 2020

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Police East Netherlands organizes Police Easter Eggs Search Game
The police in the east of the Netherlands will organize a search game for home seekers this Easter weekend. "On Easter Monday we hide eggs everywhere on the Facebook pages of the police in the Eastern Netherlands (Gelderland and Overijssel). These eggs contain letters and with that you can form a sentence. A fun game for the whole family if you stay at home. " Anyone who submits the solution has a chance of a performance by the singing police officer. His video, in which he sings Don't stop me now , went viral.

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234 new deaths were reported
The number of new deaths from the coronavirus in the Netherlands is higher at 234 compared to Monday. There are also 292 new hospital admissions. That is more than reported on Monday, but less than last week's numbers.

According to the RIVM, this is because many of the deaths and admissions of Friday, Saturday and Sunday are processed in the administration on Monday and are therefore announced on Tuesday.

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Number of deaths per 24-hour rise again in Spain
The number of deceased corona patients reported in one day in Spain rose for the first time in a few days on Tuesday. The Spanish government reports on Tuesday that 743 new deaths are regretted in the country. The day before, the number of deaths from the virus came to 637.

Spain has the second largest number of deaths. More corona patients have died only in Italy. In Spain, 13,798 people have now succumbed to COVID-19.

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King visits Jeroen Bosch Hospital in Den Bosch
King Willem-Alexander paid a working visit to the Jeroen Bosch Hospital in Den Bosch on Tuesday. During the visit, he was brought up to date on the care of the many corona patients that the hospital has recently received as a result of the major corona outbreak in North Brabant. The king was also briefed on the regular care that the hospital is slowly restarting now that the influx of corona patients is stabilizing.

Earlier, the king was at the Isala hospitals (see photo). In recent days, together with Queen Máxima, he has visited many locations where the Dutch work hard in the fight against the corona virus.

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Number of deaths in Switzerland increased by 57
The Swiss government announced on Tuesday that the number of deaths from the coronavirus has increased by 57. This brings the total number to 641. Switzerland has relatively many confirmed cases of infection compared to other European countries.

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LUMC's COVID box enables remote monitoring of corona patients
The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) has created a so-called COVID box. The package is intended for corona patients with mild complaints. With the equipment from the box, data can be measured and then shared with healthcare providers. In this way, these patients can be monitored remotely.

"The COVID box is an important aid in the outflow of COVID patients from the LUMC and relieving the bed pressure," says medical specialist Onno Teng of the Leiden hospital.

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US President Donald Trump on the admission of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to intensive care

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WHO advises not to relax measures too quickly
The World Health Organization has called on countries worldwide on Tuesday not to relax or even remedy measures taken to tackle the corona outbreak too quickly. Although cautious signs of virus containment can be seen in some places, starting normal life is often still too dangerous. "Compare it to when you are ill yourself. Even if you get out of bed and move too quickly, you run the risk of relapse," said a spokesman for the organization.

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Now British minister Michael Gove in quarantine
British cabinet minister Michael Gove, who gave an interview this morning about Prime Minister Johnson's condition, is now in quarantine because a family member is showing symptoms of coronavirus infection. He continues to work, according to British media, but only from his home.

British Prime Minister Johnson previously went into home quarantine, after which he eventually had to be hospitalized. British Health Minister Nadine Dorries was also quarantined after a positive corona test in March.

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End of April research results on corona distribution among young people
At the end of April, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) will publish the first results of the major study into the spread of the coronavirus among young people. Nearly sixty families are currently participating in the study. The first families reported in the third week of March.

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Access to public space in Paris is further limited
On Tuesday, the police, together with the mayor of Paris, decided to further restrict the public space for residents. Between 10:00 and 19:00 it is no longer allowed to leave the house for some exercise. It is still allowed outside those times, because research shows "that it is the quietest on the street".

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38 passengers on the bus in Venlo are fined
All passengers on a bus in Venlo and the bus driver were fined yesterday because the vehicle was way too full and people were not kept at a distance from each other. It is a coach with employees of the same company, Omroep Venlo reported last night. According to the local broadcaster, the company has already received several warnings.

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British Queen Elizabeth thanks healthcare workers
In a statement, the British Queen Elizabeth thanks everyone who works in healthcare. Today is World Health Day and the Queen thinks it is a good time to let all nurses, doctors and other health care workers know that she appreciates their efforts in "these difficult circumstances".

Read Her Majesty's message in full. 📝⤵️

Avatar Avatar Author The Royal FamilyMoment of places11: 05 - April 7, 2020

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State of emergency in several densely populated areas
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency in densely populated areas on Tuesday. It concerns Tokyo and six other prefectures. More than 4,000 coronavirus infections have been diagnosed in the country and 93 people have died as a result.

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Drive-in for corona tests
A drive-in has been set up in Rotterdam to test healthcare workers for the corona virus. This is only possible by appointment.

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At night 'Juf Ank' writes script Lice Mother movie
Ilse Warringa writes the script for the Lice Mother movie at night, she told Troost TV on Monday. This allows the actress, who played Miss Ank in the Lice Mother series, to take care of her children during the day and support her husband working during the corona crisis.

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Press for hospital where Johnson is
Several journalists can be seen on Tuesday morning at the hospital where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is located. (Photo: Reuters)

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Why scientists want to know if you've already had the coronavirus

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Why scientists want to know if you've already had the coronavirus

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Prime Minister New Zealand: Easter bunny is a vital profession
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand has promised to the children on Monday evening that the Easter bunny and the tooth fairy will come by. They have "vital professions. Both professions are among the vital professions that are necessary to keep our society running." There were concerned children who wondered if they would still have Easter eggs.

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Nursing home Wassenaar has a glass garden house for family visits
A nursing home in Wassenaar recently opened their Glass Garden House, which family members can use to visit residents. The visitors and residents are separated by a glass wall and enter through different entrances, but can see and talk to each other. The Claris Zorggroep informs Omroep West that the house is well received.

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Johnson still on ic, 'hope for a quick recovery'
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (55) is still on the IC because of his corona infection, reports cabinet minister Michael Gove on Tuesday morning. The prime minister is given oxygen, but is not on respiration. "We hope he's back on his feet soon. That's all we're thinking about now," said Gove, who also said he's praying for Johnson's family. In February, it was reported that the prime minister's girlfriend is pregnant.

Every day at 1 p.m., journalists receive an update on the situation of the prime minister. If something changes acutely, a statement from the government will follow.

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"Some nursing homes have relatives move in"
Some nursing homes offer partners of residents the opportunity to temporarily move in with their partner. The Trouw newspaper reports this on the basis of its own research. In this way they hope to combat the loneliness of their residents.

The option to withdraw from the partner is subject to certain conditions. For example, partners, like the residents themselves, are no longer allowed to go outside. It also appears that there are nursing homes that show leniency when a resident is dying and allow temporary visitors.

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Theater group Maastricht in heavy weather due to coronavirus
Theater group Maastricht rings the alarm bell on Tuesday. The company, which has made a name for itself in recent years with a number of excellently received performances, is hit hard by the forced cancellations of some 130 performances and activities that follow the measures taken by the government regarding the corona virus.

The cancellations are expected to leave the company with a gap of 730,000 euros in lost income. A shortage of 3.5 tons seems inevitable. It is as yet unclear whether the cabinet measures are sufficient for the company to keep its head above water, the company says.

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KNVB and clubs talk about the state of affairs in a video call
The KNVB and the professional football clubs are talking this afternoon about how to continue in the coming period. The competitions will be stopped until June 1 because of the corona virus and there is controversy at the clubs whether the season should be completed.

In any event, that decision has financial implications and that is one of the main topics to be discussed today. Click here for an overview of the different interests of those involved.

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Germany has nearly 100,000 corona infections
The Robert Koch Institute announced this morning that the number of corona patients in Germany has increased by 3,834 to 99,225. This is the first increase in the number of new infections in four days. On Monday, there were 3,677 new patients, while several thousand more infections were observed on Sunday and Saturday.

173 new deaths have been reported since Monday's update, bringing the death toll to 1,607. The number of new deaths almost doubled compared to Monday, when 93 patients died.

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Nationalize KLM? Only with hard conditions
The aviation sector is hit hard in this unprecedented health crisis caused by the corona virus. KLM will cut up to 90 percent of its flights and turn to the government for emergency assistance. But what if the situation worsens and nationalization of the airline is inevitable? NU.nl made a tour of the political parties to gauge the vote: https://www.nu.nl/coronavirus/6043061/klm-nationalisatie-alleen-met-harde-conditions.html

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The Netherlands has ordered 30 million extra mouth masks
The Netherlands has ordered an extra 30 million mouth masks, according to Minister van Rijn (Medical Care) on Monday evening in the talk show Op1. According to the minister, it is "a bonanza in mouth masks on the world market." That is why it is being examined whether the production of mouth masks can also be realized and scaled up in the Netherlands. According to the minister, healthcare personnel need more than four million mouth masks per week to be able to protect themselves against the corona virus.

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Minister @mjrijn: 'it is a bonanza with regard to mouth masks on the world market. We don't do shady things to get to it, but our healthcare workers need good protective equipment. We ordered 30 million face masks. ” #On 1

Avatar Avatar Author At 1 Moment of places 22: 39 - April 6, 2020

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No new deaths in China for the first time
For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak, no deaths have been reported on Monday from people infected with the coronavirus in China, the Chinese health council reports. Fewer confirmed infections were reported than the previous day, 32 compared to 39 new infections on Sunday.

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Wisconsin state elections continue in voting booth
The judge has determined that the primaries in the US state of Wisconsin will not be postponed and will simply take place in the ballot box Tuesday. Democratic Governor Tony Evers advocated postponing elections until June due to the corona crisis. Because many people stay at home, there is a shortage of staff for the polling stations. The army will therefore be deployed to continue the presidential primaries.

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Trump: 'Americans pray for Johnson'
US President Donald Trump said at his daily press conference that he is sad that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care because of the corona virus. He wishes him a speedy recovery and says that "Americans are praying for his recovery. He is a very, very good friend."

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wishes Boris Johnson "a lot of strength".

My thoughts are with my friend UK PM @BorisJohnson. Lots of strength, Boris, and get well soon.

Avatar Avatar Author Jens Stoltenberg Time of places 23: 27 - 6 April 2020

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Ursula van der Leyden, President of the European Commission, also wishes Boris Johnson a quick recovery.

My thoughts are with Prime Minister @BorisJohnson and his family this evening. I wish him a speedy and full recovery.

Avatar Avatar Author Ursula von der Leyen Moment of places 22: 56 - 6 April 2020

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