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New cabinet press conference possible tomorrow


evening Following the explosive increase in the number of positive corona tests in recent days, the cabinet is considering introducing new measures.

If that happens, those measures will probably be explained tomorrow evening by outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte and outgoing Minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health).



The cabinet is currently awaiting urgent advice from the Outbreak Management Team (OMT).

This was asked yesterday in response to the increase in the number of positive tests and is expected to be discussed tomorrow morning.

It will then be decided whether measures are necessary and whether there will be a press conference.

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Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten must build their own corona check app


Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten must separately build their own corona check app, says outgoing minister Hugo de Jonge (VWS) in a letter to the House of Representatives.

The islands are eligible for a digital vaccination certificate, which is the same for the entire Kingdom of the Netherlands.



De Jonge says that the Netherlands is ultimately responsible for the app, which is being built "under the flag of the Kingdom".

However, the islands must take care of the practical development of the app.

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Overnight stays in Portugal must show a negative corona test or vaccination certificate.


Holidaymakers who want to stay in a hotel or other accommodation in Portugal need a negative corona test, a vaccination certificate or a document that they have recovered.

These are some of the measures Portugal is taking after a rapid rise in the number of corona cases.

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Lowlands fears that the festival cannot take place


The Lowlands organization is "seriously concerned" now that the cabinet is considering canceling multi-day events due to the rapidly increasing number of positive corona tests. Lowlands director Eric van Eerdenburg still has some hope, but also takes into account that the festival cannot take place in August.



Van Eerdenburg is disappointed that the poor checks at the door at clubs and discos have consequences for the events. "I have also heard stories myself that there is very bad or even no checks at the entrance," he says in a response to the ANP. "Due to a number of really bad apples in the basket, people have been let in without proof. And we may now be the victims of that. That would be really bad."

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