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Government support for corona policy is

dwindling

The

government

's support for corona policy has fallen from 75 percent at the end of January to 62 percent.

The

NOS

reports this

on the basis of research that I&O Research carried out at the request of the broadcaster.



Especially the economic measures, such as the limited opening of the shops and the closure of the catering industry can count on less and less support.

In January, 53 percent of those questioned were still behind this, now it is 42 percent.

Six out of ten Dutch people think that the terraces can be opened.



According to the research bureau, support for more stringent measures is declining for the first time.

Previously, confidence declined when easing was implemented, now people no longer seem to support the strict measures on a large scale, I&O reports.

59 percent of people think that there should be easing and 10 percent do not even want a lockdown at all.

On the other hand, 9 percent is in favor of tightening the rules.

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Brazil is not getting the coronavirus under control, what's going on?


Brazilian health authorities reported a record number of corona-related deaths on Wednesday for the second day in a row.

While almost the entire world has started to vaccinate, the largest South American country is lagging behind and hardly any people have been vaccinated.

What's going on in Brazil?

Read on

here

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117,000 young people lost their jobs during the first corona wave


During the first wave of the corona epidemic in the spring of 2020, 173,000 people in the Netherlands lost their jobs.

117,000 of them were under the age of 25;

that is more than two thirds.

This is evident from figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) on Thursday.



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Germany reports nearly 12,000 new corona infections.


Again, more new corona virus infections have been detected in Germany in the past 24 hours than on the day before.

The Robert Koch-Institut (RKI), the German counterpart of the RIVM, reported 11,912 new cases on Thursday.



On Wednesday, the RKI reported more than 9,000 infections.

The coronavirus has been diagnosed in 2,471,942 people in Germany since the start of the pandemic.

Another 359 people died in Germany in the past 24 hours as a result of a corona infection.

COVID-19 has thus claimed at least 71,240 lives in Germany.

6 hours ago

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders announced on Wednesday evening that the lockdown in the country will be extended until March 28.

The government does, however, come up with a five-step plan to gradually relax the corona measures.

yesterday at 10:10 PM

Every German can get a free corona test every week.


Residents of Germany can get a free fast corona test every week from next week.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the government leaders of the sixteen German states have agreed, insiders tell the

DPA

news agency

.



The sale of kits for testing at home is also permitted.

The government will try to tender the tests faster and more widely, so that they cost less.



Meanwhile, leaders have been discussing extending the lockdown measures for hours longer than planned.

These are expected to be extended until March 28, with a slight relaxation in social contacts.

Stores may be able to open earlier in areas with relatively few infections.

yesterday at 10:08 PM

Biden angry with states that abolish


the

masking requirement

The decision of the American states of Texas and Mississippi to drop the masking requirement is met with harsh criticism from President Joe Biden.

"The last thing we need is primitive thinking," he told reporters in the White House.

Face masks still matter, is his message to the southern states.



American states can determine much of their health policy themselves.

Several states are relaxing their lockdown measures, but Texas is going the furthest.

That state, with 29 million inhabitants, is ending all corona measures, including the mandatory masks, said Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday.

He acknowledged that the virus has not been defeated, but pointed out the millions of Texans already vaccinated, the stockpile of protective equipment and the many testing options.

yesterday at 10:06 PM

The most important corona news of Wednesday, March 3.



Inland:


  • The RIVM will report 

    5,090 new positive corona tests on Wednesday

    .

    That is a lot more than the average of the past seven days (4,658).

    The number of corona patients in hospitals decreased by 38 to 1,946.

  • On Wednesday, almost

    all contact professions

    were allowed to

    return to work

    , with the exception of sex workers.

    Non-essential shops are also allowed to receive customers by appointment and young people up to the age of 27 can participate in sports again.

  • On Wednesday morning,

    an explosive went off

    at a GGD test street in the Noord-Holland town of Bovenkarspel

    .

    Five windows were broken, no one was injured.

    Prime Minister

    Mark Rutte

     condemned the act.

  • The

    Ministry of Health

    has asked the Health Council to investigate whether

    the AstraZeneca vaccine

    can also be used in people aged 65 and older.

    The vaccine is currently used in people aged 60 to 64, but in England and Scotland it has been shown that the vaccine also works in people over 65.

  • The 

    well-being

     of young adults, pupils, students, the self-employed and people with a migrant background has

    declined

    in the past year

    , the SCP concluded on Wednesday.

  • Travel organizations TUI, Corendon and ANVR

    announce on Wednesday that they are

     organizing

    a so-called

    corona-free holiday

    together 

    "under the direction of the RIVM".

    RIVM denies knowing anything about it, but the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management confirms that discussions are ongoing.

  • The Health Council states that not enough research has yet been done to say whether

    taking extra vitamin D pills

     can prevent COVID-19.

    The elderly, children up to four years old and people with dark skin are still advised to take vitamin D.


Abroad:


  • The 

    flight bans

     for the

    United Kingdom, South Africa and countries in Central and South America

    have been extended until April 1.

    Outgoing Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Water Management) announced this on Wednesday evening.

    The only flying ban that will expire is the ban for Cape Verde.

  • All adult Americans

    could be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of May, President Joe Biden promised Tuesday.

    Earlier, the country went out from July.

  • Greek authorities

    have

    extended

    the lockdown in the country

    due to a flare-up of the corona virus.

    More than 2,700 infections were reported on Wednesday, the largest number of the year.

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