DutchNews podcast – The Nightmares at the Binnenhof Edition – Week 41

After months of delays, the coronavirus tracker app gets the green light just as the country’s infection map turns a deep shade of red. The disease even manages to get sucked into the black hole of ophef that is the renovation of the Binnenhof. In another long-running saga, Willem-Alexander is thwarted again in his quest to become the Sun Energy King. And in sports news, Kiki Bertens is accused of contempt of court at the French Open and PSV snap up a World Cup winner.

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Ophef of the week: Doctor and Instagram influencer form incongruous double act

Coronavirus news

Number of cases nears 6,000 a day, Dutch infection rate overtakes US and Brazil

Corona tracker app to be launched on Saturday after parliament gives green light

Support for government’s strategy drops, growing demand for tougher measures

Court in Arnhem reduces and quashes fines after Parliament changes rules

Call for early voting and postal ballots to make 2021 general election Covid safe

Other news

CDA MP calls for people who post footage of accident victims online to be jailed

Daycare centres allowed to use electric wagons to transport children again

Weird news

King’s bid to install solar panels on Noordeinde palace blocked again (Linda)

Renovation of Binnenhof complex held back by ‘corona proofing’ concerns (NRC)

Hundreds of packages with suspected cocaine washed up in Zeeland (Nu.nl)

Sports news

PSV lands World Cup winner Mario Götze on last day of transfer window

Feyenoord, PSV and Heerenveen top Eredivisie after Ajax lose in Groningen

Kiki Bertens’ nemesis Martina Trevisan comes back from eating disorder (New `York Times)

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