Read the most important developments about the corona virus at home and abroad here.

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More than a million deceased corona patients


The number of deaths infected with the corona virus has passed the million in the night from Monday to Tuesday, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.

Most deaths were found in the United States (over 205,000), Brazil (over 104,000) and India (over 95,000).

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Analysis: 'Half-hearted advice on mouth masks gives uncertainty'


After the announcement of new measures, the cabinet will be on the edge of the chair for the next three weeks.

NU.nl reporter Avinash Bhikhie discusses with NU.nl reporter Bas Scharwachter why these will be exciting weeks for Mark Rutte and associates.

Analysis: 'Half-hearted advice about mouth masks creates confusion'

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Sickness


absence in health

care continues to rise and is rising faster than elsewhere

Sickness absenteeism among employees in health care and welfare was 6.1 percent in the second quarter of this year.

That is the highest absenteeism rate of all branches of industry, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reports Monday.



Since the second quarter of 2017, care and welfare has been at the forefront of the highest absenteeism rate almost continuously.

This difference increased even further this year.



In health care and welfare, absenteeism rose from 5.7 to 6.1 percent.

"Absenteeism increased from 4.3 percent to 4.5 percent in all industries."

The absenteeism figure for the months of April, May and June was according to Statistics Netherlands, looking at the same period earlier, this year at the highest level since 2003. Read

more

here

.

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American top virologist Fauci is in favor of wearing mouth masks in the Netherlands


The American top virologist Anthony Fauci is in favor of wearing mouth masks in the Netherlands.

This is what President Donald Trump's advisor says in conversation with Nieuwsuur on Monday.

In a response to the Dutch figures, the leading virologist says that the Netherlands is "going in the wrong direction".

According to Fauci, who is not in favor of a mouth cap, the Netherlands would do well to motivate the wearing of mouth masks among citizens.

Read 

more

here

.

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Central government


website

unreachable for a short period of time

The central government website was unreachable for a short time on Monday evening.

The site was out when Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Hugo de Jonge gave a press conference about the new measures against the corona virus.



Rutte said during the press conference that all new measures will be clearly published on the website.

Www.rijksoverheid.nl could be reached again around 8.30 pm.

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This is why the cabinet is tightening up the corona measures


On Monday evening, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) announced additional measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

Find out why this is necessary here.

This is why the cabinet is tightening up the corona measures

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MEPs will not travel to Strasbourg again.


The next plenary session of the European Parliament will also be held in Brussels.

Another session was scheduled for next week in Strasbourg, but partly because of the high numbers of corona infections in the vicinity of the French city, the MEPs will remain in Brussels.



The seat of the European Parliament is officially in Strasbourg.

That is why it is actually mandatory to hold a plenary meeting there every month.

To combat the risk of the virus spreading, plenary sessions have been held in Brussels since March.

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The most important corona news from Monday, September 28, the



Netherlands:


  • The number of corona patients in Dutch hospitals increased by 43 to 660 on Monday. There are 142 corona patients in intensive care (ic), an increase of 15 compared to Sunday.

    518 corona patients are on other hospital wards.

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

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

  • In addition, six corona patients have died.

  • Mark Rutte and Hugo de Jonge announced

    new national measures

    at a press conference

    that will take effect on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

  • People are allowed

    to

    gather

    outside, such as on a terrace, in groups of

    up to 40 people

    .

    Inside, a group size of a maximum of thirty people applies.

  • At home it is recommended to receive only three more guests.

    Children up to the age of thirteen are not covered by this advice.

  • A maximum of four people from different households may sit together in a building other than home.

  • The

    catering industry must close at 10 p.m. nationwide

    .

    No one is allowed in anymore at 9 p.m. and the light switches on.

  • In the catering industry it is mandatory to ask visitors to register.

  • At sports competitions, both amateur and top sport, no audience is allowed to sit in the stands for the next three weeks.

  • Additional measures are being taken in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague, because the number of infections is rising sharply in those cities.

    For example,

    wearing a mouth mask

    in shops is recommended.

    Retailers can refuse customers who do not wear masks.

  • In a large part of the Randstad and in and around Eindhoven, residents are urgently advised to wear a face mask in all public interior spaces.

  • The third support package for employees and companies, which starts in October and runs until June next year, is probably already being adjusted.

    The planned austerity measures for self-employed persons may be discontinued.

  • The weekly figures from 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 Public Prosecution Service has

    handled

    337 criminal

    cases related to the corona virus

    since mid-March

    .

    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.

  • 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 number of visitors to Pathé and Euroscoop cinemas has halved since they reopened on 1 June.

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


International:


  • On Monday, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    tightened

    the 

    travel advice for Belgium

    from yellow to orange (only necessary travel), because the number of infections in the Netherlands has increased.

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

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

  • The number of corona infections in India has risen to over 6 million with 82,170 new cases in the past 24 hours.

    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.

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

    The TUI Cruises ship has approximately 920 passengers.

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