Follow the press conference of Prime Minister Rutte and Minister De Jonge (Public Health) here from 7 p.m.

a few seconds ago

Rutte: "In the first instance it is up to the security regions to look at the possible measures, but together we can prevent it from happening. It will really happen here and there that things do not go well. Tonight it will become visible where the mayors come along, but it is not the measures that lead us to beat the virus, but our behavior. The measures are there to motivate us to follow the ground rules. ”

a few seconds ago

one minute ago

De Jonge: "It is a conceivable scenario that lockdown-like measures will be taken in specific regions, if necessary. We work with signal values ​​that must keep us alert, so that we know where more action needs to be taken. We weigh the signal values. always with respect to each other, over a period of time. Before a region goes to a third risk level, the figures have to get much higher. I don't want to specify that yet, but proportional measures will always be implemented. "

4 minutes ago

De Jonge: "We started in an outbreak phase, which is now over. Then we entered a transition phase, and now we are in the control phase, in which we are working with regional measures. We are in the second wave when it comes to contamination. Fortunately not yet on the point of hospitals. We can also prevent that together and so we should do that.

6 minutes ago

Rutte: "You cannot go to a football stadium with a group of fifty people. In the stadiums, the 1.5 meters must be adhered to and it must be stated whether it is possible to guarantee a distance."

7 minutes ago

De Jonge: "It is not impossible for people to travel between regions to circumvent the measures, but if you start drawing up rules against this, you intervene too hard. Then it will still be a national approach. This is a better approach, but we keep asking people to think a bit. "

9 minutes ago

Rutte: "Too much goes wrong with students, especially in the houses. But I also see that leaders of associations are very aware of the risks, just like many people in those groups. However, the figures show that things are not going well. We notice that a lot of leadership is shown, but that things are not going well in many places. With all those hundreds of thousands of students, things can quickly get worse. "

9 minutes ago

11 minutes ago

Rutte: "We make an exception for religious gatherings, but also for schools and funerals. This is possible because on average churches and mosques act very responsibly. We are looking at how we can communicate better with Dutch people with a migrant background. It is important that worship services can continue. to go."

14 minutes ago

De Jonge: "Tonight's message is not necessarily for the specific regions. The message is: things are not going well, we have to break the second wave together. We are still able to do that. We have a much larger share of the Iceberg in the picture, those numbers are just worrisome. Many Dutch people are contagious, you can just encounter them. We will not make it with measures alone, it is about our behavior. "

17 minutes ago

De Jonge: "We only wanted to do the first risk assessment on Tuesday, but the virus did not give us that time. We have to look per region and that is what we do. We must hit the virus, not society and the economy. If this growth continues in this way, more measures will be needed, preferably regionally, as the situation varies from region to region, which also helps to maintain support There are now six regions where alarm bells are ringing. It may well be that even more regions will move to risk level two next week. "

20 minutes ago

Rutte: "At midnight nobody comes in anymore and the music goes out in the catering industry, everyone has to be gone at 1.00 am. Let's all make a personal contribution again to combat the virus."

21 minutes ago

Rutte: "It is important that we do not legally look at such a rule about the size of groups, it is not a law that we make. Let's not get into situations where we ask ourselves 'are we a group or groups?' , consider this a reminder to keep your distance even more sharply. "

21 minutes ago

22 minutes ago

Rutte: "We are not losing control of the virus, but the rise is worrying and we have to turn it around. It always takes a few days for the measures to take effect. We have to break the trend, at the moment 1 in the 250 Dutch people are contagious. We just have to be very careful with that. "

23 minutes ago

De Jonge: "Children under twelve no longer need to be tested. It is allowed, but not necessary. This has to do with the fact that the risk of spreading is small. The waiting time is now simply too long. The target standard is 48 hours, but in a large number of cases this is double. That bother people, which leads to grumpiness. But for certain professional groups the impact is even greater, especially care workers and teachers. Actually, I did not want priority at all, but that is still possible take a few weeks, so I have to make an exception for certain groups, although that group should remain as small as possible. If you give everyone priority, no one has priority anymore. "

26 minutes ago

Rutte: "There was no compromise here. Monday the first signal came from the RIVM to take further measures. Yesterday there was intensive contact, also with the security regions. We are doing it hand in hand with mayors. an approach."

27 minutes ago

Rutte: "We think the catering measures are useful, but let me say right away: the catering industry has done a fantastic job. The catering industry is also not to blame for the problem, but in the catering industry we see a large increase in the number of infections. important to do something about this. From midnight the music switches off and then the light switches on, this prevents people from standing close to each other for a longer period of time and calling to each other. If we comply with the measures, we can restart as soon as possible. to the pub and pleasantly to the café. We understand that the 1.5 meters with alcohol and loud music will be more difficult. This measure will help, we hope we can leave it at that. "

30 minutes ago

De Jonge: "We are working with all our might to increase the test capacity. Unfortunately, the shortage will continue for a number of weeks, so you only have to be tested if you have complaints. Care providers and teachers who are indispensable have priority in this. The test street No matter how cranky you get from waiting, we should not take it out on others. Children under the age of twelve are no longer tested for the time being. If they have a cold, they can just go to school. This prevents primary school children from missing days of school and saves crowds in the test street. "

30 minutes ago

32 minutes ago

De Jonge: "To protect vulnerable residents of the six regions, for example, supermarkets will work with different opening hours and more will be enforced. There will be more frequent checks on meetings and parties. The regions will explain this themselves later tonight."

33 minutes ago

De Jonge: "Things are not going well in the four major cities. Six regions are now at level two, and that will probably apply to more regions soon. We see the number of contamination clusters increasing in those regions. That is why one of the measures is aimed at after midnight you are not allowed to enter cafes and everyone has to be gone by 1.00 am In addition, no groups of more than 50 people are allowed to gather. This applies inside and outside. We make an exception for demonstrations, funerals and schools All these measures will take effect on Monday. "

35 minutes ago

De Jonge: "Is this the second wave? Yes, if we look at the number of infections, but also no, if we look at the situation in hospitals. Together we have prevented the virus from spreading more, so we can The second wave break each other. Several factors were exceeded on the dashboard in recent weeks, the situation is worrisome. We have classified the regions by contamination risk, which can be seen on the dashboard after tonight. At level one, the normal basic rules apply. At level two, extra measures are needed.We need to know where the virus is emerging, so that we can take a regional approach.This mainly happens among students and at work, but also in the catering industry.Young people can also get sick from the virus. Anyone who has a little too much fun at a party on Friday can pass on the virus on Saturday in the supermarket or visit grandma. "

38 minutes ago

Rutte: "The infections mainly increase in large cities and student cities, and especially in the Randstad. After this meeting, the mayors will announce the extra measures in their region. We as the cabinet will support them and will support the measures nationally. I repeat. the call to everyone to continue to observe the ground rules, always and everywhere. "

39 minutes ago

Rutte: "Yesterday we had seventeen hundred new infections. With an r of 1.4 that rises to more than ten thousand in three weeks. We should not do that to the people in the care sector, not again. If we do not reverse this trend, we will also shops and cafes incalculable the consequences, especially for the people who work there. "

39 minutes ago

40 minutes ago

Rutte: "It was our behavior in recent months that made the difference, based on a shared sense of urgency. That sense of necessity must return. I realize that it does not help that the image is that it is less busy in hospitals than in March and April. The length of stay at the ic is shorter. We should not let that lull us to sleep. We have a better view of the iceberg, of which we only saw the top in March. The facts are downright worrying. We see the number Hospital admissions are indeed rising rapidly. The first patients have already been relocated to prevent regular care from getting under pressure. The pressure on nurses and care providers is also increasing. The number of nursing homes with the virus behind the door is increasing again. is the reproduction number, which is on the rise again. With an r below 1 the virus is being pushed back, but it is now at 1.4. "

43 minutes ago

Rutte: "This is just a rotten time for young people. If you live in a student house, keeping your distance is even more difficult. I honestly say: maybe we have to go a step further in the near future. But I know that despite the difficulties you will understand . "

44 minutes ago

Rutte: "Friday evening 7 pm is usually a time to take a break. But we have to postpone the weekend feeling. The corona virus is making a comeback. The OMT urgently advised this week to intervene and take extra local measures. To reduce the virus It is important that people understand why this is needed Extra measures is a tricky message For many people the coronavirus is becoming a far-from-my-bed show and we see that everywhere Distance Keep, wash hands, stay at home when complaints, it all becomes more difficult. Everyone yearns for contact with friends and colleagues, but it is not wise to let go of the rules. 10 percent of all clusters can be traced back to work situations. so not for nothing: work from home as much as possible.

an hour ago

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

an hour ago

Press conference Rutte and De Jonge at 7 p.m.

In fifteen minutes the press conference of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Health Hugo de Jonge will start on the latest state of affairs.

New measures may also be announced by the cabinet.

The press conference can be followed on via this live blog and the livestream.

2 hours ago

'Thirty students at secondary school in Amsterdam tested positive'

At the Spinoza Lyceum in Amsterdam, at least thirty students have been tested positive for the corona virus since the start of the school year,




Five employees were also tested positive, the school board would write in a letter to parents and students. 

According to the school board, most children would have been infected outside of school, reports 



But several parents have also admitted that they still sent their children to school with minor complaints, writes the rector Jan Paul Beekman, who urges the parents not to do this in the letter.

Because the school adheres to the corona protocol according to the GGD, the school does not have to be closed.

This may be an option if infections continue to rise.

2 hours ago

North and South Hollanders not welcome in Belgium and Germany: what about that?

Traveling to Belgium and Germany is more difficult if you live in North or South Holland.

Both countries have tightened the travel rules because the number of positive tests in the two Dutch provinces is increasing rapidly.

Touristic Belgians and Germans will also no longer come for a holiday. clarifies the confusing travel rules by answering

seven questions


(Photo: Reuters)

4 hours ago

Foreign Affairs tightens travel advice for Denmark

As of


the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will


travel advice for Denmark from 'yellow' to 'orange'.

Earlier, the country in turn decided to adjust all travel advice for the Netherlands.

As of Saturday, travelers from the Netherlands must have a valid reason to enter upon arrival in Denmark, such as a business trip or family visit.

4 hours ago

What can we expect from Friday night's corona press conference?

"It is time to turn the tide. We have to reverse the trend", Prime Minister Mark Rutte was clear on Thursday about the growing number of positive tests.

How to turn the tide, Rutte and Minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) set out on Friday evening during a new press conference about the corona crisis.

While the last press conferences mainly warned, the cabinet will most likely announce regional measures on Friday evening.

Read here (


) which measures are involved.

4 hours ago

Foreman Amsterdam hospitality industry fears chaos due to early closure

The Amsterdam branch of Koninklijke Horeca Nederland (KHN) expects that the adjusted closing times that will probably be



 will lead to chaos in the capital.

"We see that the police and boabond are distancing themselves from this", says chairman Pim Evers in conversation with

Het Parool


"They cannot maintain this. This creates a mess on the street."

Evers expects after parties in places where there is no insight into compliance with the corona measures.

"Everyone is going to oppose the policy with the risk of riots. We have already seen that in The Hague and Utrecht."

5 hours ago

Record number of positive tests again: almost two thousand within one day

For the fourth day in a row, a record increase in the number of positive tests has been observed, according to figures from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

Where Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were 1,379, 1,542 and 1,753 cases respectively, this Friday it concerns 1,974 positive corona tests.

A further 12 hospital admissions and seven deaths have been reported today.

In total, the Netherlands has more than six thousand deaths, while the number of infections is now approaching 100,000.

Although more and more Dutch people are being tested, according to RIVM, the rising trend is not only related to the extensive testing capacity.

Aura Timen of the RIVM said earlier in conversation with this site that some Dutch people with complaints still go outside and do not get tested.

5 hours ago

Grapperhaus still fined for violation of corona rules at wedding

Minister Ferd Grapperhaus (Justice and Security) still gets a fine for violating the 1.5 meter rule at his wedding.

The Public Prosecution Service (OM) reports that the decision was taken by the Board of Procurators General.

Grapperhaus was informed on Thursday and has announced that it will pay the fine.






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6 hours ago

'Stricter measures for six regions will take effect on Sunday evening'

The stricter measures for the regions of Amsterdam-Amstelland, Rotterdam-Rijnmond, Haaglanden (The Hague), Utrecht, Kennemerland (Haarlem) and Hollands Midden (Leiden) will start on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. the



RTL News

based on sources.

Cafés are expected to turn off the music at midnight and close their doors at 1:00 am at the latest.

In addition, a maximum of fifty people may congregate in larger halls, while a maximum of 100 people currently applies.

6 hours ago


tacitly updated

mouth masks advice for elderly care staff

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has tacitly amended a mouth masks advice in elderly care, RIVM confirms after news from 



Initially, employees did not have to wear mouth masks if they had short contact with a patient.

But at the beginning of May, the RIVM wrote that wearing a mouth mask is still necessary in such a case.






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7 hours ago

Prince Constantijn is in quarantine because he had contact with an infected person a week ago.

In self-isolation because of 'close contact' with tested positive person.

Feel like a pariah who is afraid to pass on something that I probably don't have at all.

Also separate to walk around unconsciously for days.

Wondering if I kept enough distance, washed my hands .. Think so.


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7 hours ago

Nice tightens up corona measures after increasing number of positive tests

The French city of Nice is tightening up a number of corona measures.

For example, no more than ten people may congregate in the public space.

The maximum number of visitors to major events has been reduced from five thousand to one thousand.

In addition, cafes must be closed between 12:30 and 06:00 and shops are no longer allowed to sell alcohol after 20:00.

The measures are being tightened due to an increase in the number of new infections in the city.

Marseille and Bordeaux did the same before. The local authorities hope to prevent more and more people from becoming infected.

France registered a daily record with 10,593 new positive tests yesterday.

9 hours ago

Despite the revival of coronavirus, WHO does not expect large-scale lockdowns in Europe

The current outbreaks of COVID-19 in European countries can be combated with regional lockdowns, says director Hans Kluge of the European branch of the WHO health organization.

He does not expect countries to be locked again.

He also warns against too much optimism now that vaccines are getting closer.

"The day there is a vaccine is not the day the pandemic is over."

Kluge suspects that a second wave will first appear, now that the number of new infections has doubled in a number of countries and the weekly number of infections in Europe is higher than in March and April.

9 hours ago

UK Health Minister does not

rule out

new lockdown next month

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said in conversation with 

Sky News 

that the UK government will "do everything it can to protect the British population against the coronavirus". 

In the country, corona numbers are increasing rapidly.

The number of hospital admissions is now doubling every eight days.

Experts therefore expect a new lockdown within one month.

Earlier, Leicester and Manchester went into lockdown again.

Hancock calls such a step "a last resort", but does not rule out the need to introduce such a measure.

"It's one of the things we'll discuss."

9 hours ago

Priority system for care and education 

personnel from Monday. Part of the education and care personnel can have themselves tested for the corona virus with priority from Monday, reports the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS).

The plan is to test these people in the morning as much as possible, so that they get their results that same day.

A special telephone number will also be announced on Monday, so that employees can make a test appointment this way.





10 hours ago

Thailand reports first corona-related death in more than 100 days.

For the first time in more than 100 days, a corona patient in Thailand has died.

It concerns a Thai official (54) who returned from Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

He was admitted to a hospital in Bangkok two weeks ago and died on Friday.

Thailand now has 59 corona-related deaths.


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11 hours ago

Employees are working more hours since the corona crisis, but are just as often overworked

Employees started working more hours during the corona crisis.

This applies to both people who work from home and staff who work on location.

They are not more often overwhelmed by this, TNO concluded on the basis of a survey among more than ten thousand people published on Friday.

The share of 

burnout complaints

remains "undiminished high" at 17 percent, according to TNO.

Work-life balance has not changed.

"The results seem to indicate good resilience in employees," the research institute concludes.

More than a third of the people who work from home and a quarter of the employees who work outside the home work more hours than they did before the corona crisis.

However, the overall percentage of employees working overtime has fallen.

The share decreased from 75 percent to 61 percent.

11 hours ago

Regional health system in Madrid under pressure due to revival of coronavirus

The Spanish capital Madrid is not getting a grip on the (new) outbreak of COVID-19.

More than eleven thousand positive tests were reported yesterday across Spain, the majority of which was found in Madrid.

Hospitals are sounding the alarm.

In total, the capital has a third of the total of 122,000 reported infections in the past two weeks.

One in five beds in Madrid hospitals is now taken by a corona patient.

In the suburbs, several hospitals are full and regular treatments are under pressure.

In addition, ic's would also be full.

In a letter to the Madrid government, hospital officials write that sites are flooding at an "alarming rate".

Treatments for patients with other medical conditions are likely to be delayed.

11 hours ago

'Groups of elderly people do not dare to play sports yet, despite measures taken by sports clubs'

Although sports clubs have reopened, many elderly people stay at home.

The measures taken by the clubs are not considered sufficient to protect them against the corona virus, the



 on the basis of an alert from the sports umbrella NOC * NSF.

One in five elderly people currently prefers to stay at home and not go to a bridge, jeu de boules, bowling, billiards or chess club.

Because competitions have started up again, this leads to problems for clubs that cannot compete with complete teams.

Many sports clubs did not run into financial problems, because members continued to pay their dues.




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