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New Zealand airport employee tests positive, day after border with Australia opened

An Auckland airport employee tested positive for the corona virus on Tuesday, a day after the country


a travel bubble

with Australia. It concerns an employee who cleaned aircraft from risk countries. This person was fully vaccinated and is now in isolation, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed. Contact inquiries are currently underway.

According to Ardern, both Australia and New Zealand took into account that infections would still occur. She has not yet discussed the contamination with her Australian colleague Scott Morrison, but there has been contact between the health ministers of both countries.

Travelers from Australia and New Zealand have been able to travel freely between both countries since Monday and do not have to be quarantined afterwards.

Both Australia and New Zealand have largely contained the corona epidemic with strict policies and the complete closure of borders.

With the reopening of the borders, the countries want to make travel between Australia and New Zealand easier.

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Dutch people born in 1953 and 1954 receive an invitation for vaccination

Dutch people born in 1953 or 1954 will receive an invitation for a corona


this week, the RIVM reports.

From Monday, they can schedule an appointment online for their injection.

Next week it will be the turn of people born in 1955.

In total, this involves more than 600,000 people.

Because these are still people over 65, they are vaccinated with the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine.

People in Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel, Noord-Holland and Zeeland can also be approached by their general practitioner if there are AstraZeneca vaccines left after vaccinating people born in 1956 to 1960. It is expected that in the other provinces do not hand over vaccines to the general practitioner.

People are free to choose whether to accept the invitation from the GP or to have themselves vaccinated at the GGD.

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Corona wave seems to have peaked, Grapperhaus sees 'light shining behind the clouds'

The Netherlands seems to have passed the peak of the third corona wave. President Ernst Kuipers of the National Network Acute Care (LNAZ) and outgoing minister Ferd Grapperhaus (Justice and Security) told this on Monday. The minister would have been personally informed by RIVM boss Jaap van Dissel about the positive development of the 

corona situation

. "I see the light flashing behind the clouds," said Grapperhaus on Monday evening after the Safety Consultation.

Kuipers agreed on Monday that the corona figures are heading in the right direction.

According to the IC coordinator, this is a "positive turnaround".

For example, the daily average influx of corona patients into hospitals was smaller for the first time last week than in the previous weeks.

"That is really a good sign," said Kuipers.

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Fieldlab not afraid that other test events will also be canceled.

Fieldlab understands the decision of the municipality of Breda not to grant a license to Radio 538's Orange Party.

About ten thousand people would come to the test event on the Chasséveld on Saturday, which led to great social commotion.

The organization expects no further problems with permits or major social unrest surrounding upcoming events, says a spokesperson 

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