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Museum association: 'Museums want everyone to be able to leave safely'
The Museum Association, the organization to which more than 500 museums are affiliated, adhere to government regulations to contain the corona virus. The association responds to the announcement that Safety Regions can close museums for a maximum of two weeks if it appears that a corona cluster has formed.

"Museums follow the protocol safely and responsibly reopen to ensure that everyone can enjoy museum visits as carefree as possible. We are not aware of any cases where a museum was a seat of fire. That is what museums are committed to. Museums want everyone to be safe out. "

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This will change when you return from your holiday by plane.
The cabinet wants to set up a test street at Schiphol by the end of next week for travelers from risk areas that land at the airport. Public health minister Hugo de Jonge announced this during a press conference on Thursday.It is not an obligation, but travelers from risk areas are asked to be tested, even if there are no complaints.

This changes when you return from your holiday by plane

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The most important corona news of Thursday 6 August in the


  • 601 new corona infections have been confirmed in the past 24 hours. This means that for the first time since the end of April, more than six hundred new infections were detected in a 24-hour period. In addition, only one new hospital admission and no death was reported.
  • Currently, 29 corona patients are in intensive care units, one less than yesterday. There are also 79 corona patients outside the ICs. This is nine fewer than yesterday.

During a press conference, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Health Hugo de Jonge announced new measures to contain the flaring coronavirus:
  • When you visit a catering establishment, you are asked if you want to enter your name and contact details .
  • If the GGD discovers that there is an infection at a recreational institution such as a catering company, the institution will close this institution for a maximum of fourteen days.
  • The presidents of the security regions are allowed to take measures at local and regional level to prevent fires of the coronavirus.
  • Travelers coming from risk areas (countries with an orange travel advice) must be quarantined for fourteen days when they return home. They already had to, but now they receive a call from the GGD to remind and check them .
  • Travelers are also urged to have themselves tested, even if they have no complaints (yet). A test street will be set up for this at Schiphol and later at other airports.
  • Student associations should organize their introductory activities online , so no hazing should take place. Only if those activities are directly linked to study or sports, physical meetings for small groups may be organized, with no alcohol served and an end time of 22:00.

  • On the beaches in Zandvoort, Bloemendaal, Noordwijk, Katwijk and Hook of Holland was very busy and it was difficult for each 1.5 meter to keep away .
  • The price for a stay in a holiday park in July were a whopping 11.8 percent higher than the same month last year. Partly as a result of this, the average price level of services and goods in the Netherlands rose by 1.7 percent last month.
  • Travelers traveling from the Netherlands to Finland must be quarantined for fourteen days from Monday on arrival. The Finnish government announced this. The reason is the recent increase in the number of infections in the Netherlands.


  • In Germany, the number of registered infections is increasing faster. 1,045 infections were reported in the last 24 hours, while 741 tests were found to be positive on Wednesday.
  • German travelers returning from high-risk countries must be tested for the corona virus from Saturday. Persons who refuse a test risk a fine of up to 25,000 euros.
  • The number of new infections has risen again in France and Spain. In France, 1,695 new cases were recorded on Wednesday, the largest number since the end of May. In Spain, 1,772 new infections were noted on Wednesday. Most of them are located in Madrid and the northeast of the country.
  • The UK is recalling 50 million mouth masks due to potential health risks. These are FFP2 mouth masks, which must protect doctors against the coronavirus. Tests have shown that the mask is too loose and therefore does not stop all drops.
  • Facebook and Twitter removed a message from US President Donald Trump on Wednesday because it contained falsehoods about the corona virus, according to social media. It is the first time that Facebook has deleted a message from Trump because of misinformation about the corona virus.
  • The Supreme Court in Brazil has ruled that the Jair Bolsonaro government must take measures to protect the country's original inhabitants from the corona virus. The government has been given a thirty-day deadline.
  • The Lebanese government is anticipating a significant increase in the number of corona infections in the next two weeks. As a result of the explosion in the port of Beirut, many people have come into contact with each other in the past few days without protective equipment.
  • British veteran Paul Goose has been blowing The Last Post on his trumpet for 130 days in a row. He vowed to stop only when corona patients no longer die in the United Kingdom.

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