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

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.

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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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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Rutte: 'I hope to be able to speak to Johnson again soon'
Prime Minister Mark Rutte responds to the worsening condition of Boris Johnson, who was transferred to intensive care earlier today due to the coronavirus. "On behalf of the Dutch cabinet, I wish Boris Johnson, his family and the British people a lot of strength and strength during this difficult time. I hope to be able to speak to him in good health again soon," Rutte writes on Twitter.

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Safety regions can close roads to motorbikes over Easter weekend
Security regions may choose to close certain roads to motorcycles over the Easter weekend, it was decided during the Security Council, which includes the chairmen of the 25 security regions. Despite the beautiful spring weather, many people have followed the restrictive measures in recent days, but mayors saw that groups of motorcyclists did get together a lot. Click here for the full message.

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"Terribly sad news," Labor leader Keir Starmer calls the admission of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to intensive care. Finance Minister Rishi Sunak writes that Johnson "will come out stronger."

Terribly sad news. All the country's thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family during this incredibly difficult time. https://t.co/9Eh4ktiqTw

Avatar Avatar Author Keir StarmerMoment of places21: 36 - April 6, 2020

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The first reactions to the transfer of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to intensive care are coming in. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he is praying for a quick recovery.

Praying for the Prime Minister's swift recovery tonight. @GSTTNHS has some of the finest medical staff in the world, and he couldn't be in safer hands. https://t.co/xh8iyKUv7n

Avatar Avatar Author Sadiq Khan Moment of Places 21: 27 - April 6, 2020

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A tweet from Boris Johnson this afternoon, before his condition worsened.

Last night, on the advice of my doctor, I went into hospital for some routine tests as I'm still experiencing coronavirus symptoms. I'm in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe.

Avatar Avatar Author Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLivesMoment of places14: 20 - April 6, 2020

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A photo from earlier today. Police are on guard at St. Thomas' Hospital in London, where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care. (Photo: Pro Shots)

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The main corona news of Monday April 6

The Netherlands

  • The number of reports of people who died of the consequences of the coronavirus has decreased again , the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) reports in the daily update on Monday. 101 new deaths were added, less than on Saturday (164) and Sunday (115).
  • The number of hospital admissions also appears to be leveling off . RIVM reported 260 new hospital admissions on Monday. While there are more than the 253 on Sunday, it is less than the days before (623 on Thursday, 502 on Friday, and 336 on Saturday).
  • Ernst Kuipers, chairman of the National Network for Acute Care (LNAZ), says that the new figures for corona patients in intensive care units "give cause for optimism". The number of corona patients in intensive care increased by 24 new patients to 1,409 on Monday.
  • Due to the corona crisis, the government will be milder in the coming period with people who are in debt or have to pay a fine. This was evident from a letter that Central Judicial Collection Agency (CJIB) sent to bailiffs offices.
  • The number of tests that can be taken daily is increasing rapidly, so that more patients and healthcare workers can be tested for COVID-19, the disease that causes the coronavirus. In the coming days and weeks, the number of daily tests will be scaled up from more than 4,000 to about 17,500.
  • The UWV received more than 35,000 applications on the first day that the temporary Emergency measure bridging for the preservation of employment (NOW) can be applied for. Employers with a loss of turnover of at least 20 percent can use the scheme, so that they can continue to pay wages.

Abroad

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson , who tested positive for the corona virus late last month, was admitted to intensive care on Monday evening. After ten days of home isolation, his symptoms did not seem to subside, leaving him hospitalized in London. There, his situation deteriorated during Monday afternoon.
  • The number of infections in China has increased again. 39 new infections were diagnosed on Sunday, and 30 on Saturday.
  • In contrast, the number of new infections in Germany has decreased for the fourth day in a row. On Monday morning, the Robert Koch Institute announced that at least 95,391 residents are infected with the coronavirus, up from 3,677 compared to Sunday. The death toll has risen to 1,434.
  • People without symptoms are also tested in Spain . That's a first step towards progressively easing the lockdown in the country with the second highest official death toll worldwide. With the measure, the government wants to prepare for de-escalation.

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