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Red Team advises strict, short lockdown


The Red Team, a group of scientists who provide solicited and unsolicited advice on how to combat the corona crisis, advocates a strict, short lockdown in the Netherlands.

In an advice (PDF) to the cabinet, the team states that a more stringent approach to the virus is needed to prevent recurring lockdowns.



According to the Red Team, the government is trying to find a balance with the current corona strategy between "an open society and minimizing health damage", but that is almost impossible.

"The risk is that the Netherlands will fall victim to a yo-yo effect of acquiring and surrendering freedoms, with recurring lockdowns as the low point," the scientists state in their advice.



The cabinet should focus on effective containment of the corona virus, following the example of neighboring countries that prove successful in this, such as Denmark and Germany, according to the team.

This means that there is a better insight into how the virus spreads, for example during an outbreak.

According to the scientists, the test capacity and the source and contact research that follows an infection must be in order for this.

2 hours ago

The most important corona news from Thursday, October 22



Domestic



  • The RIVM has

    registered

    9,283 positive corona tests in the past 24 hours

    .

    Never before have more than nine thousand positive tests been reported in the Netherlands. 

  • There are also 2,003 corona patients in the

    hospital

    , this is sixty more than yesterday.

    More than

    10 percent

    of hospital beds in the Netherlands are currently occupied by corona patients.

  • In

    intensive care this

    concerns 463 COVID-19 patients, thirteen more than Wednesday.

  • Seven large

    rapid test streets will

    be set up in the Netherlands in

    the coming weeks

    .

    At these test lanes, everyone will receive the results within about fifteen minutes. 


Abroad



  • Over the past twenty-four hours, more than ten thousand infections have been detected in

    Germany

    for the first time

    .

    The Robert Koch-Institut, the German equivalent of the RIVM, reported 11,287 new cases today.

  • Hospitals in the

    United States

    are becoming increasingly crowded due to the large number of corona patients.

    Ten states report

    record levels

    .

    There are more than 39,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the country, the largest number since August 22. 

  • Lieutenant Governor of

    Bonaire

    , Edison Rijna, has asked the Netherlands to change the travel advice for Bonaire from 'orange' to 'yellow'.

    Then Dutch

    tourists can

    go to Bonaire again.

  • The curfew imposed by

    France

    due to the corona crisis will be extended to an additional 38 departments.

    That means that

    46 million

    people will be affected by the measures. 

  • This after more than

    41,600 positive corona tests

    were reported

    in France in the past 24 hours

    .

    This means that the record number of cases from last Saturday (32,427) has been amply exceeded. 

  • Belgian Deputy Prime Minister

    Sophie Wilmès

    may leave intensive care on Thursday afternoon or evening.

    She was admitted on Wednesday due to COVID-19 complaints.

3 hours ago

Nine months in prison for fraud with masks


The Public Prosecution Service (OM) has demanded a nine-month prison sentence against a man suspected of defrauding by offering masks for sale.

The suspect would have received an order of more than 146,000 euros from a Japanese customer through his company, but never delivered the mouth caps.

Besides fraud, the Public Prosecution also accuses him of money laundering and forgery.

According to the Public Prosecution Service, the suspect's company forged the papers associated with the delivery of the mouth masks.

This made it seem as if the order had been settled.

The suspect's company pretended to be in Finland, the OM said.

However, according to the authority, it appears that in Finland only a restaurant and pharmacy with the same name as his company exist.

The suspect himself states that he knew nothing about the mouth caps order.

Nor would he have known from whom the money transferred came.






3 hours ago

Sales of luxury fashion brands rebound after corona blow


Hermès, known for the scarves, and Kering, the company behind Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, saw their sales

rise

sharply in the past quarter

after a

sharp

drop in sales in the spring.

This is evident from figures that both companies published today.




The two French companies had a hard time in the second quarter.

The outbreak of the corona pandemic and the lockdown measures caused sales to plummet.

In the third quarter, both companies roughly recovered to the level of the same period last year.

This was partly due to revenue growth in East Asia.

3 hours ago

Greece will also introduce a curfew in certain parts of the country.


In Athens, Thessaloniki and other parts of Greece, a night

clock will

apply from Saturday morning to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

People are only allowed outside between 00.30 and 05.00 if they have a good reason to do so.

Wearing a mouth mask outdoors will be mandatory.



Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the measures in a televised address.

The country reported 882 positive tests and 15 deaths on Thursday.

In total, about 29,000 infections have been reported in Greece.

The number of deaths is low compared to many other European countries.

3 hours ago

5 hours ago

10 percent of hospital beds occupied by corona patients


More than 10 percent of hospital beds in the Netherlands are currently occupied by corona patients,

says

Ernst Kuipers of the National Network Acute Care (LNAZ) Thursday afternoon.

In intensive care (ic), almost half of the available beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients.



In total, more than two thousand people infected with the corona virus will be in hospital on Thursday.

There are 1,540 in the nursing wards and 463 in the ICs.



Kuipers says he fears that the increase will continue for the time being.

"The first prediction is until the end of this month. What happens next will depend on the impact of the measures."

5 hours ago

Curfew for 46 million French


The curfew imposed by France due to the corona crisis will be extended to a further 38 departments.

That means that 46 million people will have to deal with the measures, Prime Minister Jean Castex just announced. 



Curfews have been in place for some time in Paris and some other major cities.

That emergency measure will also take effect in other parts of the country and some overseas territories from midnight on Friday.

The curfew starts at 9 PM and lasts until 6 AM.



Anyone who violates the curfew can be fined 135 euros.

During curfew, 'crucial' travel will continue to be allowed.

Public transport will not be limited.

6 hours ago

An overview of the news from abroad:


  • The second wave in

    Spain

    is "out of control," said the Spanish health minister.

    Yesterday, Spain was the first European country to pass the one million infections mark.

  • The

    Ethiopian

    prosecutor 

    says that people can get up to years in prison if they do not comply with the corona measures.

    In Ethiopia it is mandatory, among other things, to keep your distance and to wear a mouth mask in public places.

    In addition, there is a prohibition on shaking hands.

  • Russia

    's

    health minister Mikhail Murashko 

    is in isolation because a family member has been infected with the corona virus.

7 hours ago

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Wilmès may leave IC


The Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès may leave intensive care on Thursday afternoon or evening.

She was admitted on Wednesday due to COVID-19 complaints.

The 45-year-old politician was stable and conscious when she was taken to the ICU.

Her condition, according to the director of the hospital where she lies, is "completely reassuring" and he sees "no cause for concern". 



On Saturday, October 17, it was announced that the Deputy Prime Minister had become infected.

Presumably that happened in the family circle.



Wilmès was interim Prime Minister of Belgium from October 27, 2019 to October 1, 2020. Her government was called the 'corona government'.

She is now Deputy Prime Minister under Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and is also Minister of Foreign Affairs.

7 hours ago

Chairman of the Twente Security Region wants a total lockdown 


Arjen Gerritsen, deputy chairman of the Twente Security Region, tells

RTV Oost

that he wants a total lockdown, as the number of infections in Twente is increasing rapidly.

"We would be fooling, fooling the people of Twente, if we were to say that everything will be different again in two weeks," he told the broadcaster.

"If we together want to prevent the hospitals from filling up, that we have to close nursing homes, that we can no longer visit our family, then we really have to take steps now."

7 hours ago

8 hours ago

Result


of antibodies against the coronavirus

Sanquin takes longer due to West Nile virus

The results of Sanquin's monthly research into the presence of antibodies against the corona virus in the plasma of donors are taking longer this month.



This is due to the emergence of the West Nile virus, which Sanquin has also started researching.

The blood bank will test donated blood, platelets and plasma for the presence of West Nile virus.



As a result, the Sanquin analyst suddenly became very busy, so that more time is needed this month to work out the results of the corona study.

Sanquin's laboratory capacity is not at stake.



According to a Sanquin spokesperson, this does not necessarily mean that the research into antibodies against the corona virus will take longer by default.

8 hours ago

The number of corona patients in hospitals continues to rise.

Ernst Kuipers, chairman of the National Network Acute Care (LNAZ), is therefore concerned about the situation.

“The first wave was a tidal wave, it was a very high wave front, but then it subsided,” he says.

"This is more of a tsunami, the wave front is not that high. But the water pressure that comes after it goes on and on."

Kuipers: 'First wave was a tidal wave, this is more of a tsunami'

9 hours ago

More than nine thousand positive tests in the Netherlands for the first time


The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has registered 9,283 positive corona tests in the past 24 hours.

No more than nine thousand positive tests have been reported before.

The number of confirmed infections in the Netherlands is increasing at a rapid pace.

Read

more about today's numbers

here

.

(Photo: 

ANP

)

9 hours ago

More than 2,000 corona patients in hospital


A total of 2,003 corona patients are in the hospital, sixty more than yesterday.

If we look purely at the 'influx', this concerns a total of 238 new admissions.



There are now 463 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, thirteen more than Wednesday.

A total of 56 new admissions have been reported to the ic since yesterday, according to the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS). 



Since Wednesday, 33 corona patients have been transferred.

This is done to spread the pressure on the hospitals as much as possible.

It is expected that the first patients will be brought to Germany from Friday.

The neighboring country also offered help during the first wave.

9 hours ago

9 hours ago

Independent research calls AstraZeneca vaccine promising


Independent research from the British University of Bristol shows that the corona vaccine from AstraZeneca-Oxford ensures that the correct antigens are produced, which closely resemble those of the coronavirus.

Antigens are protrusions on the outside of a virus.



By making the right antigens, a vaccinated person could potentially become immune to the virus.

A vaccinated person does not become ill from the antigens, but the body can handle antibodies against them.

"The vaccine is doing exactly what we expected and that is only good news in our fight against COVID-19," said one of the researchers from Bristol.

It has yet to be proven in practice whether the vaccine actually protects against the corona virus.



Read

here

about the possible effects of the vaccine.

9 hours ago

Seven large rapid test streets


will be set up in the coming weeks Seven large rapid test streets will be set up in the Netherlands

in

the coming weeks, sources confirm Thursday to NU.nl after reporting from 

RTL Nieuws

.

At these test lanes, everyone will receive the results within about fifteen minutes.

It is still unknown who will be the first to use the rapid test streets.

Nothing has been announced about the locations either.



Several companies have recently developed corona rapid tests.

A well-known of these is the breathalyzer from the company Breathomix.

The breathalyzer detects small particles in the air that people exhale.

The device has previously been used to recognize asthma and COPD.

So there is no cotton swab in the throat or nose.



Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Hugo de Jonge recently said that he expected the corona bladder test to start in November.

(Photo: 

ANP

)

10 hours ago

Special isolation center for sick asylum seekers Asylum seekers


infected with the corona virus can be received from the beginning of November in buildings at Park Alerdinck in Laag Zuthem, a village in the Overijssel municipality of Raalte.

The isolation center can accommodate a maximum of 110 patients and will remain open at least until June 2021.



The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) asked municipalities for such an isolation center, as the reception of infected asylum seekers in the asylum seekers' centers could not be properly arranged everywhere.

Sick asylum seekers come to Raalte alone.

Family members who are still waiting for the results of a corona test remain in quarantine in their own asylum seekers center.



The COA is responsible for the temporary isolation location and also provides medical care for the asylum seekers, who will spend an average of two weeks in the center.

The site in Laag Zuthem is closed off from the outside world with gates and security, so that patients cannot leave the site, while visitors cannot enter.

10 hours ago

Schuldenberg European governments considerably higher in second quarter


The national debt of the various countries in the eurozone rose in the second quarter of this year to an average of 95.1 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).

This is reported by the European statistical office Eurostat.



A year earlier, the so-called debt-to-GDP ratio was still 86.2 percent.

A ratio of 100 means that the national debt of a country is worth as much as the total value of the goods and services produced by a country that year.

The EU average was 87.2 percent in the second quarter.



The countries with the highest debt-to-GDP ratio are Greece (187.4 percent), Italy (149.4 percent), Portugal (126.1 percent), Belgium (115.3 percent) and France (114.1 percent).

The Netherlands is well below that at about 60 percent.



In the second quarter, the budget deficit rose to a record high of 11.6 percent in the eurozone, while in the EU it amounted to 11.4 percent of GDP.

A year earlier, those percentages were 0.5 and 0.3 percent respectively.

10 hours ago

10 hours ago

Weekly updates CoronaMelder create confusion among iOS users


A summary weekly update of iOS about the CoronaMelder leads to confusion as to whether or not users have been in contact with someone with the corona virus.

The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) is currently receiving many questions about the updates.

Read 

here

about the confusion.

(Photo: 

ANP

)

11 hours ago


The number of GP referrals

continues to fall, one in four referrals is 'missing'

The number of GP referrals to hospitals and specialist care decreased by more than a quarter last week compared to the same period a year earlier, reports ZorgDomein on Thursday.

Figures from the last month show that the number of referrals has started to decline since the corona measures package at the end of September.



At the time, it was announced that catering establishments should close their doors earlier and the urgent advice was followed to wear a face mask in public indoor spaces, such as schools and museums.



Between 12 and 18 October there were more than

130,000 referrals

, 30,000 fewer than in the same period one year earlier.

In addition, based on data from previous years, doctors had expected an increase in the number of referrals.

11 hours ago

'Spotters, don't come to KLM Boeing 747's last landing'


 Aircraft spotters are being called on Sunday not to come to Schiphol for the last landing of KLM's Boeing 747-400.

Mayor Marianne Schuurmans of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer is considering closing spotters' places if people ignore the call, her spokeswoman confirms after a message on

NH Nieuws

.



KLM already removed the Boeing 747s from the fleet in March as a result of the corona crisis.

On that last landing, despite a ban due to the corona measures, many fans came to capture the aircraft.

Several mockers were fined.

It turned out that this was not the last landing.



NH Nieuws will

provide a live stream on Sunday for people who want to watch the landing.

11 hours ago

Special ambulance bus transports corona patients to Limburg


From today, a special ambulance

bus is used to transfer corona

patients from all over the Netherlands to Limburg.

The bus, which has room for six patients, is a collaboration between Limburg hospitals and the regional ambulance services.

"In this way, hospitals where the pressure is currently highest will be extra relieved", according to the Regional Consultation Acute Care (ROAZ) Limburg.



Corona patients are spread across the country to spread the pressure on care.

Many new corona patients are currently being admitted, especially in the Randstad.

According to ROAZ Limburg, every day is a "major logistical challenge to transport patients on time with the limited capacity of individual ambulance transport".

Sometimes patients were moved at "uncomfortable times", so that they did not arrive at the new hospital until late in the evening.

12 hours ago

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Wilmès with corona infection in ic


The Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès is in intensive care because of her corona infection, her spokesperson told

VRT NWS

 .

The 45-year-old Wilmès has been treated there since Wednesday evening.

Her condition is stable, according to the spokesman.

She's conscious.



On October 17 it was announced that Wilmès has tested positive for the corona virus.

"An infection that may have occurred in the family circle, given the precautions I have taken outside of the home," she wrote on Twitter.

"The multiplication of the number of cases, unfortunately, reminds us that no one is safe. Take care of yourself and especially each other."



Wilmès was interim Prime Minister of Belgium from October 27, 2019 to October 1, 2020.

Its government has been referred to as the 'corona government'.

She is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.

(Photo: 

Pro Shots

)

12 hours ago

12 hours ago

Germany puts more countries on corona risk list


Germany has added Switzerland, Ireland, Poland and most of Austria to the list of risk areas with regard to corona.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German counterpart of the RIVM, announced this on Thursday.



The Netherlands has been on that list for some time.

People who want to enter Germany from the areas must be able to show a recent negative corona test.

People in transit do not have to.

If there is no negative corona test, then travelers who want to stay should be quarantined.



The RKI calls the situation in Germany around the virus "very serious".

The country has designated more than 150 regions at risk because more than 50 new corona cases have been identified in seven days.

According to the RKI, it is still possible to get the virus under control.

13 hours ago

Toilet paper hoarded again in Germany


Sales of toilet paper and disinfectants in Germany are shooting up again, authorities report.

"Hamster purchases have been signaled again,"

Reuters 

news agency quotes 

the German statistics agency. 



90 percent more toilet paper was sold than in weeks before the corona pandemic, while also significantly more disinfectants (+72.5 percent) and soap (+62.3 percent) were sold.

Germany registered more than ten thousand positive tests for the first time on Thursday, a day record.

13 hours ago

Spanish Minister of Health: 'Drastic measure necessary'


According to the Spanish Minister of Health Salvador Illa, the corona pandemic is not under control.

He says "drastic measures" are needed to stop the flare-up of the virus and he warns Thursday that the next six months will be "very tough".



The Spanish government is currently scheduled to discuss new regional measures with regional authorities.

On Wednesday, Spain became the first Western European country to pass the million infections.

14 hours ago

France also passes a million positive tests


France, following Spain and Argentina, is the third country to pass the million positive tests in a short time.

Colombia is likely to be the eighth country to reach the negative milestone soon.



Spain yesterday reported more than 17,000 positive tests, bringing the total number to 1,006,295.

France has not reported any new infections on Thursday, but figures from the Johns Hopkins Institute now show that the country is over a million.



In France, there is a major flare-up of the corona virus.

Several regions have been scaled up to the highest corona alert stage, and more than 20,000 positive tests were reported on multiple days.

15 hours ago

Poland, Ukraine and the Czech Republic report daily records


Poland, Ukraine and the Czech Republic have reported new daily records for the second day in a row.

Ukraine reports more than seven thousand positive tests, in Poland more than ten thousand infections are involved and the Czech Republic registered almost fifteen thousand positive corona tests within 24 hours.



The latter increase is one of the largest daily increases currently taking place in Europe.

Due to the recent outbreak of the corona virus, the Czech Republic has now conducted more than 200,000 positive corona tests.

Poland registered a similar amount of infections since the start of the corona pandemic, while the number in Ukraine stands at 322,000.

16 hours ago


Corona

infection again at mink farm

The corona virus has been diagnosed at a mink farm in Meerlo, the Ministry of Health reports this morning.

Breeding in Limburg has over 7,000 mother animals, which are expected to be culled soon.

A total of 68 mink farms in the Netherlands have now been declared infected.

16 hours ago

More and more corona patients in American hospitals


Hospitals in the United States are becoming more and more crowded due to the large number of corona patients.

Ten states report record levels.

There are more than 39,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the country, the largest number since August 22.

There are almost 8,200 patients in intensive care, but this figure has not been that high in two months.

1,889 people are artificially ventilated.



The US health authority CDC cited studies predicting that 6,200 patients will be added daily over the next four weeks.

The regions hit hardest are in the midwest of the US, but things are also going in the wrong direction in New York, for example.



The US has reported the most corona cases worldwide with more than 8.3 million infections.

The country also tops the list of deaths, with more than 221,000 dead.

The CDC has reported an excess mortality of about 300,000 people since late January, an indication that more Americans have died from the effects of the virus.

16 hours ago

India approaching eight million positive tests 


India reported nearly 56,000 new positive tests on Thursday, further increasing the total number to 7.71 million.

Experts expect the country to relieve the United States as the country with the most positive tests within weeks.

The US now has 8.3 million positive tests, but in India the number has been rising at record speed for months. 



At a peak in mid-September, nearly 100,000 positive tests per day were reported.

The death toll rose by 702 to 116,616, almost twice that in the US.

41 million positive tests and 1.1 million deaths have been recorded worldwide.

16 hours ago

Bonaire wants to receive Dutch tourists again


Lieutenant Governor of Bonaire, Edison Rijna, has asked the Netherlands to change the travel advice for Bonaire from 'orange' to 'yellow'.

Then Dutch tourists can go to Bonaire again.

This was announced by Rijna on Wednesday afternoon (local time) during a speech to the people of Bonaire.

According to Rijna, RIVM is now investigating whether this is possible.



Due to an increase in the number of corona infections, Bonaire asked the Netherlands a month ago to designate the island as a 'code orange' destination, so that only necessary journeys are allowed.

But because there have been no new cases of COVID-19 on Bonaire in the last thirteen days, according to Rijna it is time to "start step by step with adjusting the rules that are still in force".



On Bonaire, which has more than 20,000 residents, 2,221 people have been tested since March.

Four more people are now infected.

Travelers from Curaçao can return to Bonaire by plane or boat from Monday 26 October.

This also applies to visitors from Aruba, St. Maarten, Canada and the United States.

They must travel via Curaçao and only enter Bonaire with a negative PCR test.

Passengers from St. Eustatius and Saba traveling to Bonaire do not need to take a PCR test.

17 hours ago

Number of daily German infections above 10,000


for the first time Over the past 24 hours, more than 10,000 infections were detected in Germany for the first time.

The Robert Koch-Institut, the German equivalent of the RIVM, reported 11,287 new cases on Thursday.

The number of deaths from the corona virus has increased by 30 to 9,905.



On Wednesday, 7,600 new infections were reported.

The number of diagnosed infections in Germany has been increasing for several days.

19 hours ago

Aruba lifts curfew on


Aruba

on

Thursday, the curfew that applied on the island from the end of August due to the corona virus.

Instead, there will be an area ban for some places between midnight and 5:00 a.m.

The ban mainly applies to public beaches, the government wants to prevent people from coming together there to drink and party.

Shops also have to close at 11 p.m.



The number of infections in Aruba has decreased significantly in the last month.

At present 250 people have been infected on the island, compared to 1,600 a month ago.

In Aruba, a total of 35 people died when the virus was diagnosed.

yesterday at 11:53 PM

Corona situation 'very serious' in eight more regions, no consequences yet


In another eight regions, the number of corona infections has risen to such an extent that the situation is now 'very serious'.

They have been given the fourth and highest risk level on the corona chart.

This status will apply from Wednesday in the safety regions Kennemerland, Gooi and Vechtstreek, Central and West Brabant, Brabant-North, Gelderland-Central, Gelderland-South, Twente and Limburg-North.



These eight regions now have the same risk level as Amsterdam-Amstelland, Rotterdam-Rijnmond, Haaglanden, Utrecht, Hollands-Midden, Zaanstreek-Waterland, South Holland South, and Brabant-Southeast.



The risk level also increased on Wednesday in Noord-Holland Noord and IJsselland.

The situation there changed from 'worrisome' to 'serious'.

This status already applied in Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Flevoland and North and East Gelderland.

In Zeeland and South Limburg, the situation remains 'worrying', the second lowest risk level.

No region has the lowest level, 'watchful'.



The risk level has no consequences for the time being.

The tough measures announced by the cabinet last week apply across the country and will remain in effect for at least three more weeks.

When the number of new infections has decreased enough, the cabinet wants to switch to a regional approach.

In that case, separate measures and restrictions must apply in each region based on the risk level.

For example, with 'very serious' no events are possible, with worrisome and serious this can be done on a small scale.

Moreover, at risk level 'very serious', for example, fewer people are allowed to attend a wedding.

yesterday at 11:52 PM

Rome also sets night clock to combat corona.


The Italian capital Rome and its Lazio region are setting a night clock.

This after the example of Lombardy.



The curfew applies from Friday from midnight to 5:00 am.

In Lombardy, the curfew starts at 11 p.m.

yesterday at 11:51 PM

Spain passes the limit of one million infections


Spain is the first European country after Russia to have passed the limit of one million corona

infections

.

Today, nearly 17,000 new cases were added, bringing the total number of infections since the corona outbreak to 1,006,295 confirmed cases.

The country has already conducted 15.5 million tests.

Spain has 47 million inhabitants.



The death toll rose 156 to 34,366 today.

yesterday at 11:50 PM

The most important corona news from Wednesday, October 21



Domestic


  • The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) reported on Wednesday

    8,764 new positive corona tests

    , Tuesday there were 8,182.

  • The number of corona patients in Dutch hospitals has increased by 84 to 1,943.

    31 of them are in intensive care.

  • The Amsterdam UMC will temporarily scale down outpatient care due to the large number of corona patients.

  • King Willem-Alexander

    and Queen Máxima apologized in a video message on Wednesday for their holiday in Greece.

  • PostNL expects that 60 to 70 percent

    more parcels will

    be sent

    around the upcoming holidays

    than a year earlier.

    The company takes this into account, because considerably more packages are sent than usual during the corona crisis.

  • The student association umbrella begins a nationwide campaign to encourage students to adhere to the corona measures.


Abroad


  • Spain has more than a million corona infections.

    On Wednesday, nearly 17,000 new cases were added.

  • In Germany the number of new positive tests is increasing again.

    On Wednesday, 7,595 new infections were reported, compared to 6,868 on Tuesday.

  • Mexico wants to close cemeteries on National Day of the Dead.

    Authorities fear that despite the corona measures, people will still massively commemorate their deceased loved ones.

  • The Czech Republic

     reports another day record on Wednesday: almost twelve thousand new positive tests.

    The country will go into lockdown on Wednesday and there will be a far-reaching obligation to mask the mouth.

  • Travel advice for the Portuguese city of Porto, the Austrian states of Oberösterreich (Upper Austria) and Salzburg, Switzerland and Luxembourg has been tightened from 'yellow' to 'orange'.

  • In Rome and the surrounding region, a night clock applies from Friday, from 00:00 to 05:00.

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