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'Christmas in Corona time still uncertain'

It is still uncertain with how many people you can celebrate Christmas or go out for dinner this year, Minister Ferd Grapperhaus (Security) and the mayors of the 25 security regions announced on Monday after the Security Council.

The ministers hope to "be able to say something useful about what is and what is not possible" in December next week.

"In any case, it will not be Christmas or New Year's Eve, as we know it from last year," said Mayor Hubert Bruls of Nijmegen.

"In any case, Christmas looks different from other years", the minister also emphasizes.

The mayors do not want to "relax too much and too quickly" the corona measures to avoid a third wave.

According to Bruls, they have learned from the summer.

"In September and October the contamination figures shot up again."

The chairman of the council also advises to only do Christmas shopping at quiet times.

In addition, he recommends ordering via the internet as much as possible.

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The most important corona news from Monday, November 9, the


  • The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) reports 4,709 new positive corona tests, which is a significant


    compared to Sunday (5,703) and Saturday (6,689). 

  • In our country, 2,317 corona patients are currently treated in



    That is 22 more than yesterday.

    This is the first increase in almost a week.

  • The cabinet wants a

    total fireworks ban

    for the coming turn of the year.

    The proposal was to be discussed tomorrow and the decision should be taken on Friday. 

  • The cabinet will decide on Tuesday whether additional aggravating measures are needed for the

    problem regions of

    Rotterdam, Dordrecht and Twente in an attempt to reduce the number of new corona infections there as well.


  • Initial research results would show that



    corona vaccine is

    90 percent effective.

    The results are a lot more positive than experts estimated. 

  • Worldwide, more than

    50 million


    have now been

    tested positive for the corona virus, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.

    The counter now stands at 50,270,396.

  • The

    United States

    has passed the ten million positive corona test mark in doing so, according to data from the same university.

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