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Last 24 hours 42 new COVID patients admitted

In the past 24 hours, 42 new COVID patients were admitted to hospital.

This is reported by the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS).

The total number of infected people currently being treated in a hospital has now risen to 2115. Currently, 501 people with a COVID-19 are in intensive care.

This is 29 more than Friday.

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

an hour ago

Merkel to Germans: 'Limit your social contacts'

In a video message, German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls on Germans to limit the number of social contacts and to travel as little as possible.

If residents reduce the number of contact moments, "we can jointly face the enormous challenge posed by the virus," Merkel said. 

In an effort to reduce the number of new infections, the country has also urged residents not to travel to ski areas in Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

Earlier in the day it was announced that Germany has 14,714 new positive tests.

That is a new day record.

In addition, it is the third day in a row that more than ten thousand infections have been detected in 24 hours.




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Officers attacked at ending illegal party in Alblasserdam

The police was attacked on Friday evening

when ending illegal party in Alblasserdam,

South Holland.

Two officers were slightly injured by a "wave of violence", police said.

Five arrests have been made.

The party on a boat was discovered shortly before midnight by some surveillance officers.

There were about fifteen partygoers on board.

They did not adhere to the corona measures.





2 hours ago

'Doubts about the reliability of infrared thermometers among companies'

Infrared thermometers that companies, shops and the catering industry often use because of the corona virus are questioned by experts, reports consumer 

program Kassa

, which has carried out a random check together with the Free University in Amsterdam (VU). 

The tested systems are used by hundreds of companies and shops in the Netherlands.

According to experts, the devices offer a false sense of security because they do not always indicate the correct temperature.

As a result, people from an elevated body temperature of 38 degrees or more are not stopped.




2 hours ago

Bulgarian capital Sofia closes nightclubs and discotheques

The Bulgarian capital Sofia closes nightclubs and discotheques.

The measure, which applies for two weeks, was introduced due to the increase in the number of corona infections.

Mayor Yordanka Fankakova also asks universities to switch to distance learning.

Companies are asked to let their staff work from home.

The number of confirmed corona infections in Bulgaria has increased by 1,589 to 36,519 today.

584 new cases have been identified in the capital.

3 hours ago

Number of positive tests in Belgium continues to increase


, especially in Liège

The number of positive corona tests in Belgium has again increased sharply in the past week, according to figures from health institute Sciensano.

Yesterday 585 Belgian corona patients were also hospitalized.

The figures are particularly alarming in the province of Liège.

The latest figures published this morning show that an average of 11,201 people tested positive for COVID-19 every day between October 14 and 20.

That is an increase of 56 percent compared to a week earlier,




The most recent day for which the figures are final is Tuesday, October 20.

At least 15,432 positive tests were reported on that day, a new day record.

The old-day record was 12,791, the number reported on October 16.








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Germans started stocking toilet paper en masse last week for fear of another lockdown.

Last week, sales figures were almost 90 percent higher than in a normal week, the national statistics office reports.

A manufacturer of toilet paper from Benrath, Germany, cleverly capitalized on the enormous purchase figures.

Toilet paper machine aims to calm German hamster rage

6 hours ago

Major unrest in Naples after curfew 

Hundreds of people clashed with police in Naples on Friday evening during protests against coronavirus restrictions in the southern Italian city.

There has been a campaign against the curfew that came into effect this weekend in the Campania region to counter a second wave of corona infections.

A predominantly young crowd marched through the streets of the regional capital, singing while the curfew was in effect at 11 p.m.

Some threw smoke bombs and other projectiles at the police and set fire to rubbish bins.

Officers used tear gas because of the great unrest.

Regional President Vincenzo de Luca had called for even stricter measures to contain the virus in Campania, where 2,300 infections were recorded last day.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has so far avoided imposing a complete lockdown again.

Earlier this year, it ensured that the entire country was kept in quarantine for two months.

6 hours ago

Polish president infected with corona virus

Polish president Andrzej Duda (48) has tested positive for the corona virus.

Despite the contamination, he feels good, says Presidential Minister Blazej Spychalski.

"The president was tested for the coronavirus yesterday," Spychalski writes on Twitter.

"The result appears to be positive. The president is okay. We are in constant contact with the relevant medical services."




7 hours ago

'Hospital staff want clearer guidelines for the use of mouth masks'

Several healthcare organizations find the rules on the use of mouth masks by hospital personnel "confusing and unsafe".

In an open letter, they argue for clearer and stricter guidelines for the use of medical mouth masks.

The organizations advocate on behalf of hospital employees for the constant wearing of medical masks.

Exceptions should only be possible if healthcare professionals themselves consider it necessary and responsible.








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Almost 15,000 new positive tests

in Germany A record number of positive tests has again been established in Germany.

The Robert Koch-Institut (RKI), the German equivalent of the RIVM, reports 14,714 new cases.

The number of people who have died from the effects of COVID-19 has risen to 10,003.

It is the third day in a row that the number of new corona cases in 24 hours has passed the 10,000 mark.

On Thursday, the number was 11,287 and on Friday it was 11,242 infections.

RKI director Lothar Wieler calls the situation in Germany worrying.

He calls on the population to observe the social distance rules.

In total, more than 418,000 infections with the corona virus have now been diagnosed in Germany.

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Uncertainty about the capacity of gyms: boas are tapping clubs on the fingers

Sports and fitness centers are not sure how many athletes they can receive at the same time, says a spokesperson for NL Actief in conversation with NU.nl.

The trade association advises to temporarily allow a maximum of thirty people in, partly because various clubs have been reprimanded by boas.

According to NL Actief, the measures taken by the government can be interpreted in different ways and clubs get into difficulties as a result.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Security confirms this statement.

"It is not set in stone. Ultimately, safety regions have to make choices as to whether the set rules are in line with other norms and values."





9 hours ago

Record number of nearly 80,000 US positive tests

In the United States, 79,963 new infections have been reported in the past 24 hours, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Never before have so many positive tests been reported in one day in the country. 

In the United States, 8.5 million positive corona tests have now been determined.

Recently, the number of infections is mainly increasing in the states of Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The number of deaths from corona is on average between 700 and 800 per day, well below the average of 1,200 infected daily deaths reported in July.

14 hours ago

'Leiden vaccine maker Janssen may resume vaccine research'

Leiden vaccine maker Janssen may soon resume his trial with a corona vaccine.

The American newspaper


Washington Post

reports this

on the basis of insiders.

The trial was previously interrupted due to unexplained problems in one of the participants, parent company Johnson & Johnson announced last week.

An independent committee has investigated the matter.

The stroke a man would have suffered would not be related to the trial, sources told the paper. 

The British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford are also allowed to resume testing in the United States, reports

The Wall Street Journal


AstraZeneca put all research into its corona vaccine on hold in September after a participant became ill.

The investigation has already been resumed in the United Kingdom, Japan, Brazil and India, among others.

Drug trials are always stopped as a precaution if an adverse reaction occurs during a clinical trial.

This is followed by an examination to determine whether the problems are related to the vaccine.

14 hours ago

France seventh country with more than million confirmed infections

France has passed the mark of one million positive corona patients.

A record 42,032 new infections were registered in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reports.

This brings the total number of infections to 1,041,075 people.

This makes France the seventh country to cross the border of a million infections, after the United States, India, Brazil, Russia, Argentina and Spain.

The curfew imposed by France due to the corona crisis has been extended to an additional 38 departments.

This means that 46 million people will be affected by this measure.

14 hours ago

The most important corona news from Friday 23 October the


  • The RIVM reports 10,007 positive corona tests on Friday.

    This is the third significant increase in a row.

  • 47 corona-related deaths were recorded.

    It is the fourth day in a row that a relatively large number of corona deaths have been reported.

    Together with Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this involves 198 deaths in total.

  • There are 248 new hospital admissions and 43 admissions to intensive care units.

    More than two thousand corona patients have now been admitted to hospitals.

    The majority of them (1,601) are treated in regular wards.

  • This Friday the first two IC patients were also transferred to Germany.

  • Breaking the barrier of ten thousand positive corona tests is, according to Minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) "worrisome", but no reason to come up with tougher measures.

    The cabinet first wants to await the effects of the package of measures of 13 October.

  • The RIVM hopes to see the first effects of the corona measures that were announced nine days ago in the contamination figures next Tuesday. 

  • The National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS) will be given more powers to properly regulate the distribution of corona patients.

    This is to ensure that healthcare remains available to everyone. 

  • Hotels are no longer allowed to serve alcohol in their bars and restaurants from 8 p.m.

    The drink may then no longer be delivered via room service.

    The cabinet is thus in line with the ban on the sale of alcoholic drinks in shops between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. 

  • 10,000 people have already registered since Friday morning for the research into antibodies and the spread of the corona virus during the first wave.

    At the moment, due to the large number of registrations, only people can be placed on the reserve list. 


  • France has passed the mark of one million positive corona patients.

    In the past 24 hours, a record number of 42,032 new infections was registered, bringing the total number of infections to 1,041,075 people.

  • Italy registered the largest number of corona infections so far on Friday.

    Authorities report that a further 19,143 people have been diagnosed with the contagious virus.

  • More than eleven thousand infections have been reported in Germany for the second day in a row.

    The Robert Koch Institute recorded 11,242 cases of infection and 49 deaths in whom the virus was diagnosed last 24 hours.

  • In the United States, a further 76,195 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

    More than eight million Americans have contracted the virus since the start of the pandemic.

    More than 223,000 patients have died.

  • Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has demanded the resignation of his health minister, Roman Prymula.

    The latter is under fire because he was photographed when he left a restaurant without a mouth mask, while these are closed.

    Wearing a mouth mask has been mandatory in the Czech Republic since Wednesday outside in built-up areas.

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