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

In Wuhan, initially the epicenter of the corona crisis, travel restrictions were lifted a few hours ago and can be seen on the roads of China's metropolis. It is also busy at the city's train station.

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KNVB director of professional football Eric Gudde claims that after the conference call earlier today most clubs, including Ajax, are behind the association's plan to finish the Eredivisie and Keuken Kampioen Division where possible despite the corona crisis.

"The people of Ajax have been asked the clear question: how are you doing now? Then they said that they gave negative advice last week, but that they declare their solidarity if scenario 2 can be carried out if safety is guaranteed" , Gudde tells NOS .

Scenario 2 is the completion of the Eredivisie and Kitchen Champion Division and therefore not already set an end to the season. The KNVB aims to continue with both competitions on June 19 and to complete them both in July.

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Special images from Brakel. Because the Efteling is closed because of the corona virus, a group of friends recreated the amusement park in a backyard.

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Friends group recreates Efteling in the backyard

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The Corona Helpdesk Status Holders provides information about the coronavirus in Arabic and Tigrinya. This allows the target group of 100,000 newcomers to be better informed. Forty volunteers are available for 2 hours every working day at noon.

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Corona Helpdesk Status Holders is aimed at 100,000 newcomers

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The main corona news of Tuesday April 7

The Netherlands

  • The number of reports of individuals who have died from the effects of the coronavirus has increased , but this can be explained by the fact that many of the deaths and hospitalizations that occur on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are processed on Monday. 234 new deaths were added, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) reports in the daily update. On Monday there were 101 and Sunday 115.
  • The number of hospital admissions still seems to be leveling off, although Tuesday's ( 292 ) number was slightly higher than Monday's 260. The numbers are a lot lower compared to last week.
  • The number of Dutch corona patients requiring intensive care in a hospital increased by 15 to 1,424. The growth in the number of corona patients in intensive care has been slowing down for a few days and that trend continued on Tuesday.
  • In the week before 28 April, the Cabinet will only take a decision on the possible relaxation of the measures . Prime Minister Mark Rutte already emphasizes that everything will not return to normal immediately and keeps open the possibility that all measures will remain in force.
  • The cabinet is considering two apps that many Dutch people may need to get on their phone. One app warns you if you have been in contact with a coronavirus carrier and the other app checks the user for any symptoms.
  • Fourteen hundred fines have so far been issued to Dutch nationals who do not follow the government's corona measures. It mainly concerns people who do not keep their distance from each other and who come together in groups.
  • The KNVB wants to do everything to finish the Eredivisie season . The competition is scheduled to resume June 19 and be completed by July. The football association also acknowledges that these plans depend on the government.
Abroad

  • The situation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson , who is suffering from serious symptoms of the coronavirus, remains stable . He is still in intensive care and is closely monitored.
  • In France , more than 10,000 people have officially died today from the effects of the corona virus. It is the fourth country to cross this threshold, after Spain, the United States and Italy.
  • For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak, no deaths have been reported for a day from people infected with the coronavirus in China , the Chinese Health Council reports.
  • Norway is one of the first European countries to gradually relax the measures. 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.

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