We have sent a notification for this news.

Also stay up to date with important news with notifications.

No thanks Yes, please

Stay informed of the latest news about the corona virus at home and abroad here.

Emergency order issued in Amsterdam due to prohibited

demonstration


The Amsterdam police have issued an emergency order because of a prohibited demonstration on Museumplein.

About 250 people came to the lawn on Sunday, despite the fact that demonstrations were not allowed.

People are called to go home.

A number of people have been preventively searched by the police, which is authorized to do so because the Museumplein has been designated as a safety risk area.



The police also intervened in an illegal demonstration in Eindhoven on Sunday.

The 18 September Square was swept there with the help of a water pitcher, after the people did not respond to the call to leave.

The police are calling on people to stay away from the city center because of the unrest.

Several people have been arrested and skirmishes have taken place.

in one day

UK Government Slightly Backs Up Statement About 'Deadlier' Mutant


UK Health Minister Matt Hancock told

Sky News on

Sunday 

that the government is "not entirely sure" how deadly the coronavirus mutant that first showed up in it. United Kingdom. 



Prime Minister Boris Johnson last Friday angered many medical experts by stating that there is evidence that the mutant is more deadly than the previously predominant variant in the UK.

The experts say it is too early to determine that. 



Hancock also told 

Sky News

that England is "still, very, very, very far" from relaxing measures.

The number of cases is still "unbelievably high" and hospitals are under great pressure, the health minister said.

in one day

Germany to Use Experimental 'Trump Treatment'


Germany becomes the first European Union country to use the same experimental antibody treatment that helped former US President Donald Trump recover from COVID-19.

Minister of Health Jens Spahn said this on Sunday.



"The government has bought 200,000 doses for 400 million euros," Spahn told

Bild am Sonntag

newspaper

, which amounts to 2000 euros per dose.



The minister describes the drug cocktail as a "passive vaccination".

"Administering these antibodies at an early stage can help patients at risk avoid a more serious disease course."



The German order comes at a time of growing frustration in the EU over a slower-than-expected rollout of vaccines.

Vaccine makers Pfizer / BioNTech and AstraZeneca have both said they will deliver fewer doses to Europe than expected in the short term due to manufacturing issues.

The German government nevertheless expects to be able to give all Germans a vaccine by the end of August.

in one day

in one day

Outgoing Minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) has responded on Twitter to the fire in a test location in Urk.

The fire in a test location in Urk goes beyond all limits.

Just had contact with @GGDFlevoland.

Employees are rightly gutted.

Their pivotal work at the forefront of the crisis deserves respect and appreciation.

Nothing else.

https://t.co/EbeX7iSqqW

Avatar

Author Hugo de Jonge Moment of places 11: 08 - January 24, 2021

in one day

Police ends illegal party in Zeeland


The police ended an illegal party last night in a shed in Ovezande, Zeeland (municipality of Borsele).

Police estimate that there were more than thirty people at the party.

Sixteen of them got a ticket for not keeping enough distance from each other.



Around 1.00 am Sunday morning, the police received a report of noise nuisance from a shed.

When the police officers and dog handlers arrived, they heard music and saw a lot of cars, campers and bicycles around the shed.

Inside, they found a party tent and partygoers hiding.

An official report is drawn up against the organizers of the event, a mother and her son.

in one day

Police Issue More Than 3,600 Fines for Curfew Violations


The police issued more than

3,600 fines

on Saturday evening and last night

for curfew violations.

There have also been 25 arrests, the police reported on Sunday.



The arrests were made because people refused to leave or committed open violence, police said.

in one day

Belgian minister concerned about corona variants


The Belgian Minister of Health, Frank Vandenbroucke, is concerned about the corona variants circulating in the country,

VRT

writes

.

“There is danger in sight. On the one hand we see the finish line thanks to the vaccinations, but on the road there is also danger and that danger is with the mutants. The data is alarming. These mutants are rapidly spreading everywhere in Belgium. gets a wave below the waterline, it's an epidemic within an epidemic. "



In Belgium several schools are closed due to outbreaks.

The average number of hospital admissions and the number of new infections have also increased in recent days.

Just like in the Netherlands, the British variant is circulating, but in Ostend, several people have also been infected with the South African variant.

in one day

in one day

GGD: Burned down test street is 'slap in our face'


The

fire

in the corona test street in Urk last night was a "blow in the face" for GGD Flevoland.

Cees Verdam, director of public health at GGD Flevoland, says that it is being investigated how testing for the corona virus can be resumed as soon as possible.



The test street at the harbor site was set on fire on Saturday evening.

Dozens of people took to the streets of Urk to protest against the curfew, which was first used in the fight against the corona virus.



"Obviously, this will not give us cold clothes, as GGD we work very hard to combat corona. All our people put their heart and soul into this, and then this is quite a slap in our face," says Verdam .



"It is now a matter for the police and we let them do its job. What we have to do is see how we can resume the corona tests in Urk as soon as possible, because that is our task."

in one day

The Hague police receives assistance from the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee


The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

provided assistance

to the Hague police

last night with two platoons

.

They are there to make sure everyone adheres to curfews.



The mayor of The Hague, Jan van Zanen, asked for this assistance in order to guarantee the police capacity.

In Amersfoort and Eindhoven, the Marechaussee is also ready to support the police, if necessary.

Not only Saturday evening, but also Sunday and Monday evening.



The assistance units can assist in maintaining public order and for additional work related to curfews.

According to a spokesman for the municipality of The Hague, it is not the case that the platoons are going to patrol the city.

They are called up in case of calamities.

"The KMAR is available on request to assist the police."

in one day

Mayor of Urk outraged by riots during curfew


The mayor of Urk said he was "very outraged" about the riots during curfew last night. 



"A group of rioters were active who disrupted the peace in Urk with a behavior that cannot be given words", he writes on the website of the municipality.

"From throwing fireworks and stones to destroying police cars and the low point being the setting on fire of the GGD test location. This is not only completely unacceptable, but also a slap in the face of the GGD in particular employees who do everything at the test location to help Urkers. "



In Urk, young people made their way to the harbor in about a hundred cars after the curfew had already started.

Before it took effect, the police were already present in Urk with additional units.

The mobile unit of the police was also ready nearby. 



Two people have been arrested in connection with the unrest and dozens of fines have been issued for violations of the curfew.

in one day

This is how it went last night in Urk.

Rioting youngsters set fire to GGD test location in Urk

in one day

Fourteen arrests in Stein after young people ignore curfew, officer slightly injured


In the center of Stein, Limburg, about a hundred young people were on their feet last night.

Despite curfew, they came out together to drink alcohol and listen to music.



When the police arrived, the young people refused to obey the officers' orders and threw fireworks at the police.

An agent was slightly injured during the deployment.



Fourteen people have been arrested so far, but the police are not ruling out more arrests.

in one day

in one day

The curfew started in the Netherlands on Saturday.

Does this mean that the streets and highways are deserted?

NU.nl filmed a number of places in the Netherlands on Thursday and returned on Saturday evening to understand the difference in images.

Difference before and after curfew: not extinct, but calmer

in one day

New Zealand investigates possible first infection since November


New Zealand authorities announced on Sunday that they are investigating a possible local corona

infection

.

The last time a corona case was recorded in the country was on November 18 last year. 



The Ministry of Health reported eight new corona infections in returning travelers on Sunday.

New Zealand requires travelers to quarantine at the border to prevent the virus from re-entering the country.

The total number of active corona cases among people in isolation is now 79.

in one day

No new infections on Curaçao


for the first time in months No new corona

infections have been registered on Curaçao

for the first time in months.

A total of two hundred people were tested on Saturday, but none were tested positive.

104 people are still infected on the island.

Seven people are in hospital with a corona infection, three of which are in intensive care.



The number of infections on the island has decreased significantly in recent weeks.

At the beginning of December, there were still more than 1800 infections at that time.

Measures such as a curfew and a ban on meetings seem to be having an effect.

The government is generally satisfied with the behavior of the citizens.



Three people recovered from their corona infection yesterday.

Since March last year, twenty people have died on the island from the effects of COVID-19.

a few seconds ago

Police fined 45 people at Zaltbommel for not complying with the curfew


The police

fined 45 people

on the A2 near Zaltbommel because they could not give a valid reason why they were outside despite the curfew. 



Officers had built a trap on the highway with crash absorbers.

As a result, every motorist driving south had to leave the highway to the parking lot of a roadhouse.

There they had to explain why they were outside despite the curfew.

It is not clear how many people have been checked.



The police kept the trap operating for two hours.

It was the only major road traffic control.

For the rest of this first night of curfew, the police will conduct regular patrols, but more of these types of highway checks may follow in the coming nights.

a few seconds ago

The mayor of Urk, Cees van den Bos, says on Saturday evening that he is ashamed of the dozens of young people who are causing unrest in the place.

Van den Bos has issued an emergency order.

Dramatic as this evening is going now.

I am ashamed of the events.

At the moment I, as mayor, together with the police chief and the public prosecutor, only have one means: the emergency order (issued) with the deployment of the riot police.

We want peace and quiet in Urk.

Avatar

Avatar Author Cees vd Bos Moment of places 22:21 - 23 January 2021

a few seconds ago

a few seconds ago

The most important news of Saturday 23 January.



Inland:


  • RIVM reports

    5,487 positive tests on

    Saturday

    .

    That is slightly more than the average of the past seven days (5,340). 

  • The

    curfew

    started on Saturday at 9 p.m.

    Most Dutch seem to comply with the measure, but

    protests or disturbances arose

    in

    Rotterdam, Amersfoort, Stein and Urk

    .

  • Passenger flights

    from the United Kingdom, South Africa and all of South America will be

    banned

    from the Netherlands

    from Saturday

    .


Abroad:


  • At

    least 150 soldiers were infected

    during the inauguration of

    US

    President Joe Biden. 

  • Thousands of

    Hong Kong

    residents

    have been quarantined over an outbreak in one of the city's poorest and most densely populated areas.

  • The

    Norwegian city of Oslo

    , as well as nine neighboring municipalities, must be in lockdown.

  • Portugal

    reports a record number of infections, namely 15,333. 

a few seconds ago

Young people in Urk turn against the police and curfew


In Urk, dozens of young people are still on their feet to protest against the curfew.

After it went into effect at 9 p.m., young people drove loudly in about a hundred cars across the harbor, according to the police.

"A corona test street of the GGD has been set on fire," said a spokeswoman.

"

That was arson, there is no other way

."

She could not yet say whether arrests had been made.



"The fire brigade is busy extinguishing and the police keeps the youngsters at a distance so that the fire brigade is not hindered."

An hour after curfew, she said, there were still about fifty cars in the harbor area.

Messages such as 'anti-lockdown' are said to have been written on various cars.

a few seconds ago

There is a curfew throughout the Netherlands until 10 February.

What do we actually know about the effect of that measure?

a few seconds ago

In Wageningen, a freedom monument would have been packed as a protest against the curfew.

The statue of liberty has been wrapped up on the 5th May square in #wageningen.

If it is a protest action I think it is a good and symbolic action #curvy

Avatar

Avatar Author Marcel van Aken Moment of places 20: 38 - 23 January 2021

a few seconds ago

a few seconds ago

Curfew in the Netherlands: deserted streets, but also protest

a few seconds ago

Various arrests in Stein, deployment of ME does not yet bring peace back Several arrests have been made in Stein,


Limburg, confirms a spokesman for the Limburg police in conversation with NU.nl.

It is not clear how many young people have been arrested.

Although the Mobile Unit has been deployed, peace has not yet returned to the village.

a few seconds ago

Arrests are now also being made at Binnenrotte in Rotterdam.

a few seconds ago

Police checks traffic on the A2 near Zaltbommel


The police is conducting a major check on the A2 near Zaltbommel in connection with the curfew that started at 9 p.m.

A so-called trap has been constructed using crash absorbers.

This means that all motorists will be led off the motorway in a southerly direction to the parking lot of roadside restaurant De Lucht.

There they have to tell why they are not inside.

a few seconds ago

Dam Square in Amsterdam is deserted.

a few seconds ago

NS: image at stations is very quiet


It seems that train passengers keep to the curfew.

"The image at the stations is very calm, there are no details to report", says a spokeswoman for the railways.

Here and there you can see passengers, but according to her they are probably people who have a letter in their pocket that they can be outside.

Public transport follows a hardly adjusted timetable.

a few seconds ago

Young people seek confrontation with police officers in the Limburg municipality of Stein


Despite the curfew, several hundred young people in the Limburg municipality of Stein have gathered on the street.

According to the police, they cause a lot of unrest.

They set off and throw fireworks.



According to 

De Limburger, this 

concerns about two hundred young people who had agreed via social media.

Partly because of this, the police knew of their plans.

Because the situation threatened to escalate, the Mobile Unit has been called up.

a few seconds ago

Three arrests at Markthal in Rotterdam, several fines


Also for the Markthal in Rotterdam, several dozen opponents of the curfew demonstrated on Saturday evening.

Several people were fined for not wanting to leave at 9 p.m.

Three people have been arrested.

Video

We are going to experience it!

# lockdown2021 #AvondklokProtest Rotterdam !!

Avatar

Avatar Author JackenWodan Moment of places 19:58 - 23 January 2021

a few seconds ago

The editors of NU.nl have listed all the rules and exceptions regarding the curfew here.

a few seconds ago

The curfew was announced tonight at various locations by the local city carillonneur.

In Haarlem the bells started ringing half an hour earlier to announce the start of the curfew, while in Zutphen residents were warned at 8.50 pm.

a few seconds ago

Utrecht Central died out when curfew came


on At Utrecht Central it seemed rush hour on Saturday evening around 8.30 pm.

People rushed off the trains, on the buses or went home by bicycle.

Travelers who took it easy often had a "pardon".

"I just got off work."



A few did suffer from stress just before 9 p.m.

"I am coming from my granddaughter's birthday and I still have to take the bus home. And now it is not driving. What a world we live in", the man sighs.

At the stroke of 8.55 the station was deserted.

The escalators turned, but with no one on them.

a few seconds ago

Curfew in force: it is quiet on the street from 9 p.m. to 4.30 a.m.


The curfew has started: until 4.30 a.m. no

one is

allowed

to leave the

Netherlands

without a valid reason

.

The cabinet introduced the measure this week to combat the corona virus.



People are not allowed to go out on the street or in other public places during curfew.

Among others, people who are on the road for work or in a medical emergency are allowed to go outside.

An exception also applies to informal carers.



It is necessary that they can submit a self-signed official statement, which can be downloaded from the website of the national government.

Anyone who is on the road for work also needs an official employer's statement.

Anyone who is unjustly outside risks a fine of 95 euros.

a few seconds ago

Dozens of people are protesting in Rotterdam and Amersfoort against curfew


At the Binnenrotte in the center of Rotterdam, some fifty people are currently protesting against the already announced curfew and other corona measures.

According to a spokesman for the police, there is no grim atmosphere and the group adhered to the measures.



The group was given ten minutes by officers to enter.

That period has passed.

"They are fined, after which we sweep the square clean," said the spokesman.

The fine for violating the curfew is 95 euros.



A small-scale protest action also took place in Amersfoort.

Dozens of Virus Truth activists would protest against the coming of the curfew.

It is not clear whether the activists are still outside.

a few seconds ago

Curfew will be in effect in ten minutes.

Various police forces warn that they will be extra present to check for violators.

It is forbidden to be on the street without a valid reason from 9 p.m. to 4.30 a.m.

We are extra on the street to enforce the curfew.

The fine for violating the curfew is € 95 #AlleenSamen #curvy https://t.co/ZUumTKsnXb

Avatar

Avatar Author Police Unit The Hague Moment of places 19:00 - 23 January 2021

a few seconds ago

No signs of greater crowds at supermarkets before curfew.


It was no busier on Saturday than usual at the Albert Heijn and Jumbo stores, spokespersons told NU.nl when asked.

The branches of the supermarket chains close during the period when the curfew is in force at 8.45 pm.



The curfew goes into effect for the first time on Saturday evening at 9 p.m.

Supermarkets are obliged to close 15 minutes earlier, so that customers have time to get home.



"There is

no extra crowds

just before curfew," said a spokesman on behalf of Jumbo.

In mid-December, when the tougher lockdown was announced, supermarkets were still busy.

At the time, branch association Central Bureau Food Trade (CBL) told 

RTL News 

that there was no reason to suddenly start hoarding.

a few seconds ago

Anger in Spain after 'elite' creeps into vaccination row, army leader resigns


In Spain, shame is spoken of various politicians and high-ranking officers of the Spanish army, who received a vaccination shot far too early.

Air Force General Miguel Ángel Villarroya handed in his resignation on Saturday after it was announced that he had already had a shot.



Defense Minister Margarita Robles has accepted the resignation letter of 63-year-old Villarroya, writes the Spanish newspaper 

El País

.

Robles says he wants to "protect the image of the Spanish army".



In Spain, nursing home staff and residents are vaccinated first, as well as medical specialists who daily care for COVID-19 patients.

However, injections are slower than initially hoped, partly due to delivery problems from pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

Various regions currently have to wait for new vaccines to be delivered,

AP

writes 

.



An investigation has been started within the Spanish army to detect possible

other crawlers

.

a few seconds ago

Berlin hospital in quarantine due to outbreak with British mutation


A hospital in Berlin has been completely quarantined due to an outbreak of the British variant of the corona virus, several German media report.

At least fourteen infections with the variant have already been established.

Both health care workers and patients tested positive for the virus.

The actual number of infections in the Humboldt hospital may be even higher.

The hospital no longer admits patients and there is an entry ban.

a few seconds ago

Death toll in Italy passes 85,000, UK approaching 100,000


Italy reports 488 corona-related deaths on Saturday, slightly more than Friday (472).

The number of infections rose by 13,331 to almost 2.5 million.

Since the start of the corona pandemic, 85,162 Italians have died from COVID-19, one of the largest numbers worldwide.



In Europe, only one country has a higher death toll: the United Kingdom.

That country reports 1,348 corona deaths on Saturday, which further increased the total number to 97,329.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that the British corona variant, which has gripped the UK, may be more deadly than the original corona virus.

However, that is not yet certain;

much about the risk of death is still unclear.



British authorities report that 33,552 infections have been detected in the past 24 hours.

The UK typically reports fewer positive tests on weekends.

In the past 24 hours, nearly half a million people are said to have been vaccinated.

Almost six million residents have now had a first injection.

a few seconds ago

Record number of new infections in Portugal


Portugal has registered 15,333 new cases of corona in the last 24 hours.

Never before has such a large number been reported.

The previous sad record dates back to a few days ago with 14,647 cases.

Health authorities blame the worrying increase on the relaxation of guidelines around Christmas.

This led to a new wave of infection.



According to Lisbon, almost 625,000 Portuguese - out of a population of over ten million - have been infected with the corona virus or an even more contagious variant thereof.

At least ten thousand patients have since died from the effects of COVID-19.

That number increased by 274 on Saturday, an unprecedented number.



Portugal will go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president.

Turnout is expected to be low due to the prevailing fear of contamination.

a few seconds ago

Almost 250 admissions, but total number of corona patients in hospitals is decreasing


The number of corona patients admitted to hospitals has decreased by 52 to 2,302, reports the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS) on Saturday.

Most of the patients are treated in regular wards (1,633), while 669 COVID-19 patients are admitted to intensive care (ic).



In Germany, four Dutch corona patients are being cared for in intensive care units.

There are as many as on Friday.



Although the total number of corona patients in Dutch hospitals decreased, almost 250 patients with COVID-19 were admitted to the hospital in the past 24 hours.

33 of them had to go straight to the ic.

The LCPS is concerned about the British corona variant, because the number of infections and the influx to the ICs and the clinic could increase rapidly as a result.



RIVM reported 5,487 positive tests on Saturday.

That is about as many as in previous days.

Experts hope that the curfew, which takes effect tonight, will prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

a few seconds ago

Another fifteen Belgians test positive for South African corona virus


In the Belgian city of Ostend, fifteen people have been tested positive for the South African variant of the corona virus, Mayor Bart Tommelein reports.

The first contamination of this variant in the country was also previously in the Belgian coastal town.



Another 22 other infections diagnosed in a care center are feared to be of the same variant,

Het Nieuwsblad

reports

.



On Friday, the Belgian government already took drastic measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus and especially the British and South African variants.

As of January 27, Belgium will ban recreational and tourist travel abroad for its own residents.

The measure will last until March 1 at least.



Starting Monday, travelers entering the country for 'essentials' from the UK, South Africa or South America must be quarantined for ten days upon arrival, with a mandatory so-called PCR test on the first and another on the seventh day .

"We know that contagious variants of the coronavirus are present in those countries," said Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.

a few seconds ago

Boas may enforce on curfew from Monday.


Extraordinary investigating officers (boas) may enforce on curfew from Monday, confirms the Dutch BOA Bond chairman Ruud Kuin after reporting from 

Hart van Nederland

.

In recent days, the union has urged the Ministry of Justice and Security to give boas that power.

Read on

here

.

a few seconds ago

Dutch people celebrating in Belgian holiday homes receive a corona fine


Seventeen Dutch people were arrested by the Belgian police because, despite the corona measures in the country, they had come together in a house.

The Dutch, all between 20 and 24 years old, had rented the house in Mande-Sainte-Marie in the province of Luxembourg to celebrate a party.



The police noticed that five cars were parked near a house on Friday afternoon around 5.30 pm.

There was also a van and some gas bottles.

Inside, the police found the Dutch.

Sixteen of them were fined 750 euros.

The person who rented the house has to appear in court.



In the same province, the police tracked down another group of revelers around midnight.

Eight people had gathered with crates of beer in a building on a business park in Gouvy.

One of the owners of the company has to answer to the court, the other is fined 4,000 euros.

Four employees and two customers of the company who were also present have to pay 750 euros.

Back up