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Moscow introduces 'non-work week'


Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin introduces 'non-work week' to prevent further spread of the corona virus. Work in the Russian capital will largely come to a standstill between 15 and 19 June, Sobyanin reports on his website.



Furthermore, all catering establishments in Moscow must close at 11 p.m. every day until June 20. All playgrounds and sports fields in the parks will also be locked for the time being.



Sobjanin announced a few days ago that the city will check more strictly whether people are wearing masks and gloves in public indoor spaces and public transport. Violation carries a fine.



The authorities registered 6,700 new cases in front of the capital on Saturday.

Never before this year have so many infections been reported in Moscow in one day.



Russia previously praised itself for its handling of the pandemic and the rapid development of a vaccine, but the tone is now different due to a sharp increase in the number of corona infections.

The country is therefore reopening special COVID-19 hospitals to cope with the growing influx of patients.

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Number of corona patients in hospitals drops below 700


The number of corona patients in hospitals has also fallen again. There are now 672 corona patients in hospitals, reports the National Coordination Center for Patients Distribution (LCPS). There were 729 on Friday. In addition, RIVM reports 1,265 new corona infections. That is the lowest number since September 13. The number of reported deaths was 1.



Nursing units now count 403 people with COVID-19. This is 45 less than on Friday (448). The number of corona patients in intensive care units is falling for the twentieth day in a row. Intensivists and nurses are still treating 269 people there, 12 fewer than on Friday (281).



The average number of admissions continues to fall.

In the past 24 hours, 51 new corona patients have been admitted to an intensive care or nursing unit.



The depopulation of the hospitals has been going on for a few weeks.

At the end of April, the hospitals were still treating more than 2,700 corona patients.



Despite the declining number of corona cases in hospitals, patients are still distributed across the regions, the center reports.

"We do this for equal access to hospital care for all patients in our country and for an equal starting position for the regions for catch-up care."

Last 24 hours, one patient was moved to another region.

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Fewer corona patients in hospitals again


The number of corona patients in hospitals fell again on Saturday.

There are now 672 corona patients, reports the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS).

There were



729

on Friday.

The nursing wards now count 403 people with COVID-19.

This is 45 less than on Friday (448).

The number of corona patients in intensive care units is falling for the twentieth day in a row.

Intensivists and nurses are still treating 269 people there, 12 fewer than on Friday (281).



The average number of admissions continues to fall.

In the past 24 hours, 51 new corona patients have been admitted to an intensive care or nursing unit.



The depopulation of the hospitals has been going on for a few weeks.

At the end of April, the hospitals were still treating more than 2,700 corona patients.

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Hundreds of corona skeptics march through Apeldoorn


Hundreds of people are joining a demonstrative procession by Police for Freedom through Apeldoorn this afternoon.

The demonstration started around 12:00 at Sportpark Orderbos.

People carry banners, flags and yellow umbrellas, among other things.

The action group demonstrates against the corona measures.



The action group itself says it stands for "the human connection" and represents, among other things, the police, military police, doctors, healthcare staff, teachers and journalists.

They go for "love, freedom and connection" and are "for the preservation of fundamental rights".

Dozens of officers are present and keep an eye on the procession.



Mayor Ton Heerts has given permission for the march of approximately 6 kilometers under strict conditions.

The organization is responsible for safety, order and compliance with the corona measures in force, the municipality said earlier.

It is the first time that the action group has been given permission to demonstrate.



Earlier, the group appeared unexpectedly in Barneveld, after demonstrations in Hilversum and Apeldoorn were banned.

In Barneveld, the municipality and the police put an end to the meeting with an emergency ordinance.

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Limited Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca again


Only 60,000 people are allowed to participate in the traditional Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, the hajj, this year due to the corona pandemic.

Only Saudi citizens and believers living in Saudi Arabia and between the ages of 18 and 65 are allowed to make the pilgrimage.

The condition is that they have been vaccinated, according to the Saudi news agency

SPA

.

The Hajj is one of the pillars of the Islamic faith.

For a long time it was a pilgrimage of at most a few tens of thousands of believers.

Only in modern history do millions of pilgrims come to Mecca every year thanks to the improved connections.





Last year, only a small select group of residents of Saudi Arabia were allowed to participate in the Hajj.

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Almost half a million fewer flights in the Netherlands since the start of the corona crisis


Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the measures to contain its spread, almost half a million fewer flights have been carried out to and from the Netherlands.

It will probably also take years before air traffic returns to pre-crisis levels,

European air traffic controller Eurocontrol

reported

in a report on the Netherlands.

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Fewer young people ventured directly into the labor market after school last year.


In corona year 2020, approximately 221,000 young people entered the labor market after their studies.

That is at least 21,000 less than a year earlier and 23,000 less than had been expected.

This is

evident

today from research by SEO Economic Research and the Verwey-Jonker Institute, which 

Trouw 

writes about.



According to SEO researcher Jelle Zwetsloot, there is a trend break, because the outflow from education has increased slightly in recent years.

"Such a huge change in a year's time is therefore very special," says Zwetsloot.

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England would postpone lifting the latest measures for a month


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is likely to

postpone

lifting the latest corona restrictions in England for a month due to the rapid spread of the delta variant of the corona virus, formerly known as the Indian variant. According to the original schedule, final easing would be on June 21, but British media report that that measure will be postponed until July 19.



The delay would be necessary to gain time to measure the effect of the infections on hospital admissions and to give more people a second vaccination, reports

The Guardian

.

Johnson's Conservative Party MPs are said to have become increasingly pessimistic about the possibility of further easing.

Johnson is expected to make the decision on Monday.



In the United Kingdom, more and more people are becoming infected with the delta variant.

This variant is diagnosed in 90 percent of the people who now test positive for the corona virus.

At the beginning of May that was more than a quarter.

It is potentially 60 percent more contagious than the previously dominant alpha variant (formerly known as the British variant).

A total of 8,125 new corona cases were registered in the United Kingdom on Friday.

That is the largest number since February.

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People born in 1992 can schedule a corona vaccine


People born in 1992 can make an appointment for a corona vaccination on Saturday from 10:00.

These people can make an appointment via the 

website

 or call the national appointment number (0800-7070).

They don't have to wait until they receive the invitation to do so.



Do you want to know immediately when it's your turn for a corona shot?

Then sign up

here

.

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Police end celebration with more than five hundred visitors in Rotterdam forest


The police on the night of Friday to Saturday a big party in the Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam

ended

.

There were about five hundred to seven hundred people present.

The Mobile Unit (ME) had to intervene and two 16-year-old boys were arrested for public assault and insult.



According to a police spokesperson, it was "way too busy" in the forest.

"We asked people to leave the forest and a very large group responded. Some of them threw glass at colleagues and vehicles," said the spokesperson.

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Today, the twelve-millionth jab will be taken, the outgoing minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) reported on Twitter.

About one and a half million shots have been taken this week.

Video

Today the #12 millionth shot 💉!

8 million shots were taken in 2 months.

This week about 1.5 million, more than 250 injections per minute.

Deep bow to everyone in the vaccination operation.

On to the 13 millionth!

Avatar

Author Hugo de JongeMoment of places06: 01 - June 12, 2021

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Ex-partners Van Lienden are considering next steps 


Companies and individuals who selflessly helped the non-profit foundation of Sywert van Lienden are considering next steps now that it appears that he earned millions behind their backs.

The company Coolblue, for example, has lost more than 400,000 euros in advances,

de Volkskrant

reports

.



Entrepreneur Omar Kbiri of the company Maak also has many questions.

He was one of the initiators of the Auxiliary Forces Alliance and during the start-up phase he contributed to the initiative without being paid.

"I still hope to hear what the hell happened," said the entrepreneur.

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70 million shots in the United Kingdom


More than 70 million corona shots have been

taken in the United Kingdom

. Of the adults, 78 percent have had a first dose of a corona vaccine, 55.4 percent are maximally protected against COVID-19 with two shots.



The government aims to have all adults vaccinated by the end of July and believes this target will be met. People are called upon to get their second shot as soon as they qualify. The authorities point out that they will then be better protected against the British and Indian variants of the corona virus. The former mutation is also called alpha variant, the latter the delta variant.



In the UK, more and more people are becoming infected with the Indian variant, which has been labeled a "type of concern" by authorities.

This variant is diagnosed in 90 percent of the people who now test positive for the corona virus.

At the beginning of May that was over a quarter.

The Indian variety may be 60 percent more contagious than the previously dominant British variety.


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Five questions about vaccinating teenagers against COVID-19 On


Wednesday, the outgoing cabinet decided that children from the age of twelve who fall into a high-risk group can be vaccinated against COVID-19.

We do not yet know whether all children in this age group will receive an invitation.

You can read five questions and answers about the safety and usefulness of vaccinating children aged twelve to seventeen

here

.

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Corona helicopter remains grounded as pressure on care decreases


The number of corona patients has fallen so much in recent weeks that it is no longer necessary to transport people by air to hospitals elsewhere. On Friday it was decided that the corona helicopter no longer needs to be deployed. The device last transported a corona patient on 1 June.



The helicopter, the Lifeliner 5, was put into service on March 24 last year. Between May 20 and October 19, the period between the first and second wave, the aircraft was not used.



Radboudumc has calculated that the helicopter flew a total of almost 32,000 kilometers with a patient on board. The university hospital in Nijmegen supplied the personnel on board.



According to Radboudumc, the helicopter was good for most intensive care transports by air within Europe.

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Quarantine


obligation

for travelers from the UK and four more countries

from Tuesday From Tuesday 0.01 pm a quarantine obligation will apply for people traveling to the Netherlands from the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar and Nepal.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced this on Friday.



The quarantine obligation is introduced because the countries are estimated to be high-risk areas.

This is mainly due to the advance of the worrying Indian of the coronavirus (also called delta variant).

Read 

 more

here

.

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G7 shares billion vaccines with poorer countries


The G7 countries will share more than a billion doses of corona vaccines with less wealthy countries, the United States confirms. The first doses will be made available this summer so that the most vulnerable people in the world can be vaccinated against COVID-19.



US President Joe Biden announced that he will buy and share 500 million doses. The European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada each sign for 100 million doses. The US says the G7 pledge is the basis of a series of actions to end the pandemic by 2022. A broader action plan is still being discussed at the G7 summit, the first in almost two years, in Cornwall, England.



Aid organization Oxfam Novib reacts critically to the promises.

"If the best G7 leaders can do is donate a billion doses of vaccine, this summit will have been a failure," said health policy manager Anna Marriott.

The world would need an estimated 11 billion doses to end the pandemic.

Marriott argues that charity is not a solution to the vaccine shortage and advocates the release of the patents.

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