Read here from 7 p.m. on the press conference of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Hugo de Jonge about the state of affairs in the Netherlands.

a few seconds ago

De Jonge: "In some regions people already have to wait for another treatment. For them these are not abstract numbers. The doubling per two weeks is consistent with the reproduction number of 1.3. That means that 100 people will have the virus in a few days. pass the virus on to 130 people. We have to reduce the spread of the virus. Before we get there, the figures will increase considerably. The virus is a mammoth tanker, it takes time to adjust. We are only seeing the effect of the measures back in two weeks. "

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De Jonge: "We expect to see an increase to five thousand infections per day in more than a week, even with the measures we are taking now. What does not seem so bad today, could overburden the care in a month. There are now 142 people lying there. in intensive care, and we expect more than 400 occupied IC beds in October. "

2 minutes ago

De Jonge: "Everything we do, we do to protect the vulnerable and ensure that care is not overburdened. There is no contradiction between what is needed for care and what is necessary for the economy. We must we have already shown in the spring that we can do this together. In general we use our common sense. But the trains are getting more crowded, the roads more crowded and working from home is getting worse. not only students and young people who throw parties at home or in parks. They are no longer exceptions, and then the mopping with the tap is open. The bottom of the line is not good enough. The virus has been on the rise for several weeks Working. Out of every 170 people you meet, there is one you can light. "

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Rutte: "The most important news is that stricter national measures will be introduced from 6:00 pm tomorrow. That is a matter of advancing insight in recent days. We saw this situation arise in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. But quite a number of regions were also affected. We are in danger of running after the virus. That is why we are continuing with national measures to prevent the virus again. "

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7 minutes ago

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) are there, the press conference is about to begin.

2 hours ago

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has

tightened

the

travel advice

for Liechtenstein to orange (only necessary trips).

Travelers from the Netherlands must be quarantined for ten days upon arrival in Liechtenstein.

Travel advice #Liechtenstein: Liechtenstein is imposing travel restrictions for travelers from the Kingdom of the Netherlands (including Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten) as of September 28 because the number of infections in the Kingdom has increased.

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2 hours ago

Aboutaleb satisfied with the behavior of Feyenoord fans


The Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb is satisfied with the behavior of the Feyenoord supporters during yesterday's match against ADO Den Haag in De Kuip.

"I had set a standard for Feyenoord and I think they have really complied with that standard. I can only compliment that and they should not expect any measures from me. We will see later what the cabinet has in store." , he says about the cabinet press conference at 7 p.m.

"I watched the game at home and overall it went well."

2 hours ago

Several mayors are in favor of a national


duty of

masks.

At the moment, the presidents of the 25 security regions are consulting with, among others, Minister Ferd Grapperhaus (Justice and Security) and Jaap van Dissel of the RIVM.

Upon arrival, many mayors said they were in favor of national measures.

Ahmed Aboutaleb (Rotterdam), Pieter Broertjes (Hilversum) and John Jorritsma (Eindhoven) are also in favor of a mouth cap.

"If it doesn't help, it doesn't harm", says Broertjes, who wants masks to be worn in the catering industry, public spaces and supermarkets.

"I want it to add to the sense of urgency."



According to Aboutaleb, it is "time for drastic measures".

"If we don't, and I listen to Ernst Kuipers of Erasmus MC, we will have serious problems in health care in seven days."

3 hours ago

Travel advice for Belgium tightened: color code orange for the entire country


The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has tightened the travel advice for Belgium from yellow to orange (only necessary trips).

Dutch people returning from Belgium are advised to go into home quarantine for ten days.



The Belgian government strongly advises against traveling to Belgium for travelers from South and North Holland and Utrecht.

Our southern neighbors have designated these three provinces as red zones.

Dutch travelers from other provinces must be quarantined and tested for fourteen days in Belgium.



For that reason, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to make all of Belgium orange.

Until recently, an orange travel advice only applied to Antwerp and Brussels and the surrounding area.

As in the provinces of Liège and Walloon Brabant, the number of new infections is still high there.

3 hours ago

3 hours ago

Second arrest for mistreatment of supervisors in Medemblik


The police have arrested a second suspect for the abuse of two supervisors in a cafe in Medemblik, North Holland.

They were attacked on the night from Saturday to Sunday when they checked the cafe for compliance with the corona rules.



The police arrested the owner of the catering business that same night.

This man, who was under the influence of alcohol during his arrest, is still in prison.

The police have made no statements about the identity of the second suspect.

This person has volunteered to report to the police.



During the check, the supervisors saw that the visitors did not keep their distance and that smoking was taking place.

The owner went to talk to them, but this conversation got out of hand.

The victims were threatened with death, assaulted and held against their will.

One supervisor was slightly injured.

3 hours ago

Dance party organizer ID&T is scrapping four out of ten jobs


ID&T has to reorganize.

According to a spokesman, several dozen jobs will be lost at the company that is known for dance parties such as Awakenings, Sensation and Mysteryland.



The organizer does not want to disclose exactly how many jobs are involved, because the application is still for advice with the employees.

The staff were informed today.



Since March, ID & T's core business, organizing parties, has come to a complete standstill.

"In the plan as presented today, it concerns 40 percent of the jobs that will be lost."

3 hours ago

Supermarkets want more time to stock up on shelves


Dutch supermarkets want longer window times again, so that they have more time to receive trucks with stock.

These window times were temporarily extended during the partial lockdown last spring in order to be able to fill empty shelves faster.



The extended supply period was abolished again on 1 June.

The Central Food Agency (CBL) says it is in talks with the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) and individual municipalities about a reintroduction.

An agreement has already been reached with Amsterdam.

3 hours ago


The cabinet is considering

these national measures 

The cabinet is considering taking additional national measures to halt the increase in the number of corona infections.

Among other things, no public will be allowed for football, the catering industry must close at 10 p.m. and a maximum of thirty people may congregate in a room. 

Here

 you will find all possible measures in a row. 


3 hours ago

4 hours ago

Ernst Kuipers and Diederik Gommers gave another press conference on Monday after a few months about the number of IC beds in the Netherlands.

Kuipers: "My biggest concern is that we will not be able to reduce the number of infections and that we will see an ever further acceleration in the number of hospital admissions."

Kuipers: 'The biggest concern is that we will not reduce the number of infections'

5 hours ago

Number of corona patients in hospitals increased by 43


The number of corona patients in Dutch hospitals increased by 43 to 660 on Monday, according to the most recent 

figures

from the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS).

There are 142 corona patients in intensive care (ic), an increase of 15 compared to Sunday.

518 corona patients are on other hospital wards.



Ten clinical corona patients have been relocated within the hospitals in the past 24 hours.

No IC patients have been moved.

According to Ernst Kuipers, chairman of the National Acute Care Network (LNAZ), the number of corona patients admitted is increasing rapidly.

"If the current trend continues, the number of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital will rise to over a thousand over the weekend."



Data from the RIVM shows that the number of positive tests has decreased slightly compared to yesterday.

Then 2,999 cases were reported, today it concerns 2,914 positive tests.

In addition, six corona patients have died.

5 hours ago

Woman attacks crew members on plane because she has to put on a mask


The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee at Schiphol this morning arrested a 41-year-old Polish woman for assaulting crew members of an airplane.

When the woman was approached for not wearing a mouth mask, she is said to have attacked the flight crew.



The woman is said to have hit, kicked and bit several crew members.

She was handcuffed on the plane, from Canada, and handed over to the Marechaussee upon arrival at Schiphol.



The cabin crew of the aircraft has reported the incident and the military police are further investigating the suspect.

"Violence on board an aircraft unfortunately does occur and we are therefore happy that the cabin crew can be resilient," said the military police.

6 hours ago

12 crew members on first Greek cruise infected with corona virus


On the first cruise ship that sailed from Greece since the lockdown, twelve crew members were tested positive for the corona virus.

The TUI Cruises ship has approximately 920 passengers.



The ship left the island of Crete on Sunday evening.

All passengers were then tested negative for the virus.

But in a random sample, where 150 of the 666 crew members were tested, the virus was found in 12 members.

On Monday the ship would sail from the island of Milos to Piraeus near Athens.

We are currently awaiting further instructions from the health services.



The infected crew members are isolated from the rest of the crew.

TUI's cruise ship, which sails under the Maltese flag, would be the first cruise to resume since the lockdown in Greece took effect in March.


6 hours ago

Number of visitors to Pathé cinemas halved since reopening


The number of visitors to Pathé and Euroscoop cinemas has

halved

since they reopened on 1 June.

Pathé reports this to NU.nl today when asked.



Due to the corona measures, the Pathé and Euroscoop cinemas can currently only use a third of the maximum capacity.

The cinema operator says it has received two million visitors in the 247 theaters since 1 June.



The operator behind the thirty Pathé and Euroscoop cinemas makes no statements about the level of the loss of turnover since the cinemas closed due to the corona crisis were allowed to reopen.

6 hours ago

6 hours ago

ANBO reopens corona line for the elderly due to growing number of questions


The ANBO reopened the special telephone line for the elderly with questions about the corona virus on Monday.

The national association for the elderly has noticed that the increase in the number of corona infections is leading to new questions.

Many seniors also fear the loneliness that lurks with an imminent second lockdown.



The ANBO opened a corona line for the elderly in mid-March.

During the first lockdown, this line

was called many hundreds of times a day

.

In total, the organization's volunteers received more than 7,000 phone calls.

In June the number of calls dried up and the line was closed.

7 hours ago

Recreation sector: 'Corona crisis can lead to 1 billion euros in damage'


If new measures are introduced throughout the Netherlands to contain the corona virus, the damage to the tourism and water sports sector could

amount

to 1 billion euros annually, estimates interest group HISWA-RECRON.



According to HISWA-RECRON, the sector has already lost 700 million euros in turnover compared to last year.

Measured over the entire year, a revenue decline of more than 30 percent is likely.

7 hours ago

Hairdressers do not yet have concrete signals about the duty of masking masks


Hairdressers, through the trade association ANKO, do not yet have any concrete

signals

that they will soon have to cut with a mouthpiece.

Rumors have it that this will be one of the measures announced by the cabinet at Monday night's press conference.



"We do get questions about this and hear the rumors as well, but we have neither had concrete signals ourselves, nor via the umbrella organization MKB Nederland, that we are being imposed a masking obligation", says Gonny Eussen on behalf of the trade association.



NKO also has no signals that hairdressers are spreaders of the corona virus.

"In any case, we follow the guidelines of the RIVM, even if they change. We live in an unpredictable time, so who knows. We will in any case do everything we can to stay open in a safe way."

7 hours ago

Merkel fears more than 19,000 positive tests per day


Chancellor Angela Merkel is concerned about the increasing number of positive tests in Germany.

Merkel expressed her concerns today during a video conference with the leaders of her party the CDU.

If the current trend continues, she says it could add 19,200 new position tests per day

.



"The local sources of infection must be very clearly combated, otherwise we will have the same figures at Christmas as in France," said the chancellor.

She calls the infection numbers in Europe worrying and says that Germany must do everything it can to prevent the number of infections in the country from increasing exponentially.


7 hours ago

7 hours ago

Sanquin: 20,000 donations made by people with antibodies


Blood donors cured of COVID-19 have donated more than 20,000 times, Sanquin blood bank reports today.

The donations are enough for more than 9,000 kilos of plasma with antibodies, with which a medicine can be made to protect vulnerable groups against the corona virus, according to Sanquin.



The goal of the blood bank is to get 50,000 donations so that an equal number of doses of the drug can be made.

Sanquin is calling on ex-corona patients who have been seriously ill to donate.

According to Sanquin, they should not wait too long with this, "because the antibodies disappear from the blood more quickly in some people than previously hoped".



According to Professor Hans Zaaijer of Sanquin, this does not mean that the decreased antibody levels need to mean that ex-corona patients will be susceptible to the virus again later on.

"The body also builds up immune memory during and after such an infection. That means the body can quickly build up antibodies again with a new infection. A virus can still be cleared up quickly," he says.

8 hours ago

GGDs take more than 200,000 tests in a week 


The weekly figures of the umbrella organization

GGD GHOR

show that 207,670 corona tests were taken between 21 and 27 September.

Never before have the GGDs in the country conducted so many corona tests.



The number of corona tests taken has risen from the week before, when a

decrease

in the number of tests was observed

for the first time since the beginning of August

.

Between 7 and 13 September, 195,545 tests were conducted, the following week this decreased by more than 3,000 to 192,255.

The GGD GHOR had no explanation for the decline.



Since June 1, 1,957,247 tests have been conducted.

8 hours ago

At 7 p.m. government press conference, possible additional measures in Randstad


Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Hugo De Jonge (Public Health) will give a press conference on Monday at 7 p.m., the ministry announced.

The press conference is expected to discuss additional regional measures to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

Read

more

here

.

9 hours ago

Various employees of Spaarne Gasthuis infected


In a nursing department of internal medicine of the Spaarne Gasthuis, "various" employees and patients have become infected with the corona virus.

The hospital, with branches in Haarlem and Hoofddorp, reports this on its website.

The location concerned was not disclosed.

It is also still unknown how many employees and patients are involved.



According to the hospital, the employees became infected after contact with a patient who turned out to be infected with the coronavirus.

The employees are at home with minor complaints.



"As a result of the infections, tests are carried out among employees and patients. This happens when they show symptoms associated with corona. The source and contact investigation in the department is almost complete and the hospital expects to get the situation under control said the hospital.

9 hours ago

More than 300 corona-related crime cases have already been handled by


the Public Prosecution Service The Public Prosecution Service (OM) has dealt with 337 criminal cases related to the corona virus since mid-March.

The OM announced this on Monday.



The crime cases mainly concern coughing or spitting at police officers or others with a public duty, including shop workers.

In many cases, the suspects claimed to be infected with the corona virus.

Read more here.

9 hours ago

EasyJet and trade union agree on cabin crew job retention


There will be no forced redundancies for easyJet cabin crew at Schiphol.

The airline and the Dutch Cabin Personnel Association (VNC) have reached an agreement on this, both parties announced on Monday.



EasyJet previously announced that it wanted to cut 30 percent of jobs because of the corona crisis.

This is to be able to cope with the consequences of the reduced travel traffic.

Due to the recently concluded agreement, the job reduction will have no consequences for the approximately two hundred cabin employees at Schiphol.

11 hours ago

Germany reports fewer infections again


The number of new coronavirus infections in Germany has increased by 1,192 in the past 24 hours.

According to the

Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

, three new deaths were reported during that period.



The total number of registered infections in Germany is 285,332.

The number of infections has shown a decreasing trend in recent days.

On Sunday, 1,411 new infections were reported and on Friday 2,153.

This happens more often around the weekend, because fewer infections are then passed on.

11 hours ago

According to a poll by news agency

AFP

, more than a million people worldwide have died from the effects of the corona virus.

In addition, 33 million corona infections have been identified.

#BREAKING More than a million coronavirus deaths recorded worldwide: AFP tally

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11 hours ago

Consumers 'Association: Customer not well informed about rights when booking a package


According to the Consumers' Association, online customers are not or hardly informed about which package they are booking and which cancellation costs apply, the organization reports on the basis of a sample.

Normally, customers have more rights than when they only book a stay or plane ticket.

Before consumers decide to purchase a package, they must be informed of their rights by means of a short text.

In addition, a link must be made to a form with more information.

The Consumer Association's sample shows that only one in three travel organizations does this.



12 hours ago

OMT today issues advice with additional measures for Randstad


Outbreak Management (OMT) is likely to issue advice today with additional measures for Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.

These cities and surrounding areas are currently holding the most positive tests, at several hundred a day.



Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the OMT advice on Friday during his weekly press conference.

The cabinet also consults with mayors and chairpersons of the security regions about the epidemiological situation.

Tonight it will probably become clear whether they consider new measures necessary.

14 hours ago

India passes 6 million infections, approaching 100,000 deaths


The number of corona

infections

in India has risen to over 6 million with the 82,170 new cases in the past 24 hours.

That shows new data from the Indian Ministry of Health.



In the past 24 hours, 1,039 residents died from the effects of the virus.

This puts the total death toll since the COVID-19 outbreak at 95,542.



Globally, India has the highest number of infected people, after the United States.

More than seven million infections have now been registered there.

16 hours ago

Tourism in the Netherlands falls back to the nineties level


The number of foreigners coming to the Netherlands this year is 70 percent lower than last year.

Also, almost 40 percent fewer Dutch people go on holiday in their own country.

This brings tourism in the Netherlands back to the level of the nineties.

The Netherlands Bureau for Tourism and Conventions (NBTC) paints this gloomy picture on Monday at the opening of the third National Tourism Summit.



Moreover, the holiday plans of the Dutch and visitors from the surrounding countries only continue to decline as the year progresses.

This is evident from the fourth Holiday Monitor of NBTC and Schiphol, also presented on Monday.



"Where we expected more than 21 million international visitors at the beginning of this year, this is now 14 million fewer", says Jos Vranken, general manager of NBTC.

"In addition, the Dutch also go on holiday less in their own country than last year. These figures are of the level of the 1990s."

Read more here.

17 hours ago

More than 50,000 flags were placed in a park in Madrid on Sunday in memory of the corona deaths.

Spain currently has the largest number of positive corona tests in the European Union, with at least 31,000 deaths.

Madrid commemorates corona deaths with tens of thousands of flags

19 hours ago

Dutch travelers back to Suriname under certain conditions


Travelers from the Netherlands can fly back to Suriname under certain conditions, Surinamese president Chan Santokhi announced on Sunday evening.

Travelers from the Netherlands are obliged to go into quarantine for ten days on arrival at a location chosen by the government.

Travelers must also show a negative corona test.



Surinamese airspace was closed to travelers from 14 March.

There is still a curfew in the country between 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM.

19 hours ago

Gommers: celebrity campaign #ikdoenietmeermee got me thinking


The # ikdoenietmeermee campaign by celebrities got Diederik Gommers, the chairman of the Dutch Association for Intensive Care (NVIC), thinking.

He says that in the

AD on

Sunday

.

"Me and other experts really only come on TV when things go wrong. We shouldn't just focus on numbers. We need to tell people more about what's going on."



According to Gommers, the focus on numbers and sowing fear only causes people to put their heels in the sand.

"Corona is serious, but it is not Ebola that is causing entire cities to fall."



"The whole thing with corona fines and getting a criminal record was really not good. That's not how it will work in the Netherlands. It will only work if everyone participates," Gommers concludes.

19 hours ago

The most important corona news from Sunday, September 27



Interior


  • Two supervisors were assaulted in Medemblik, North Holland, when they checked a cafe for compliance with the corona measures.

  • The number of corona patients in Dutch hospitals increased by 62 to 617 on Sunday, according to figures from the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS). 

  • The GGDs have reported 2,999 new positive corona tests to the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the past 24 hours.

    On Saturday, 2,713 positive tests were added.

  • Prime Minister Mark Rutte held an informal meeting at the Catshuis on the corona virus on Sunday.

    Minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) and RIVM boss Jaap van Dissel, among others, were present.

  • A train passenger was attacked on Sunday morning on the train from Utrecht to Den Bosch by a fellow traveler because she had lifted her face mask.

    A local police officer informs 

    Omroep Brabant about this

    .


Abroad


  • Police in London have arrested 16 people during a protest against the corona measures.

    Thousands of people took to the streets to protest.

  • Despite the strict lockdown currently in place in Israel, thousands of people took to the streets tonight to protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his policies.

  • Of the more than five thousand positive corona tests on the Dutch Caribbean islands, the majority (3,832) were found in Aruba.

    In Aruba, which has 100,000 inhabitants, 25 people have also died since March of which the virus has been diagnosed.

  • Relaxation of the corona rules has been announced in the Australian state of Victoria.

    Victoria and its capital Melbourne are one of the most affected regions in Australia by the corona virus. 

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