The sense of urgency about coronavirus must return, says Dutch

The sense of urgency about coronavirus must return, says Dutch PM – DutchNews.nl Sunday 20 September 2020 Prime minister Mark and health minister Hugo de Jonge at the press conference. Photo: Remko de Waal ANP Coronavirus had become irrelevant and too far removed from many people, prime minister Mark Rutte told reporters at a press … Meer lezen The sense of urgency about coronavirus must return, says Dutch

Confusion over rules as 30 pupils at one school test

Photo: Depositphotos.com Standing outside Spinoza Lyceum in the south of Amsterdam, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was 2019.  Many of the secondary school’s 1,280 pupils congregate en masse for lunch break. Some stand in small groups; others devour sandwiches. But none are social distancing. And that’s because they don’t have to. Yet, according to … Meer lezen Confusion over rules as 30 pupils at one school test

Sunken history raising the wreck of a wartime bomber piece

The crane dredging the Markermeer for wreckage. Photo: DutchNews.nl Seventy-seven years after it plunged into the waters of the Markermeer, a wartime bomber is giving up its secrets fragment by fragment. The BK716 Short Stirling plane was shot down on March 29, 1943, on its way back from a raid on Berlin. All seven crew … Meer lezen Sunken history raising the wreck of a wartime bomber piece

Netherlands Covid testing system not ready for second wave, Inspectorate

By Janene Pieters on Thursday, 17 September 2020 – 12:10 The Netherlands’ test system for the coronavirus is not prepared for a second wave. The testing capacity must be further increased, and that will be a “huge task” for the GGD health services and the laboratories involved, the Inspectorate for Healthcare and Youth said after … Meer lezen Netherlands Covid testing system not ready for second wave, Inspectorate

Sex toy shop’s sponsorship of FC Emmen vexes Dutch football

Today FC Emmen released a statement on their website that Dutch football association KNVB hasn’t given Easy Toys, a sex toy shop, permission to be presented as the main sponsor of the football team. The team is upset about the rejection and will look further into the KNVB’s arguments. It is not their intention to let … Meer lezen Sex toy shop’s sponsorship of FC Emmen vexes Dutch football

1,753 new coronavirus cases, inspectors warn health boards not ready

1,753 new coronavirus cases, inspectors warn health boards not ready for second wave – DutchNews.nl Sunday 20 September 2020 Social distancing sign in Amsterdam. Credit: DutchNews.nl A further 1,753 positive coronavirus tests were registered with the public health board RIVM in the past 24 hours, as the government and regional officials finalise a new package … Meer lezen 1,753 new coronavirus cases, inspectors warn health boards not ready

It’s time to turn the tide, Dutch PM says about

By Janene Pieters on Thursday, 17 September 2020 – 13:50 The rapidly increasing number of coronavirus infections, especially in cities in the Randstad area, is concerning, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in the second day of the parliamentary debates on the 2021 budget on Thursday. “It is time to turn the tide. We have to … Meer lezen It’s time to turn the tide, Dutch PM says about

Dutch supermarket products 50 percent cheaper than top brands

New research conducted by the Dutch Consumers’ Association (Consumentenbond) has revealed that top brands come with a very hefty price tag – almost 50 percent more than supermarket own-brands! Prices in Dutch supermarkets The Consumer’s Association visited 15 supermarket chains in the Netherlands, filling their shopping trollies with 125 different products from top brands, such … Meer lezen Dutch supermarket products 50 percent cheaper than top brands

No, the expats are not leaving, but coronavirus has made

Photo: Depositphotos.com There is little evidence that international workers are leaving the Netherlands because of the coronavirus epidemic, but fewer people are arriving, experts and organisations working with expats have told DutchNews.nl International schools say that while a few people have been called back to base, families are not packing up and leaving on a … Meer lezen No, the expats are not leaving, but coronavirus has made