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'Who ordered Corona?' The Back to Live festival in Biddinghuizen. Photo: ANP/HH/Marcel Krijgsman
‘Who ordered Corona?’ The Back to Live festival in Biddinghuizen. Photo: ANP/HH/Marcel Krijgsman

As infections rose again this week, the government agreed to organise a series of mass events for people who are sick of lockdown, so they can get sick with coronavirus instead. We also explain why a D66 MP gave up his seat after just 15 days while Geert Wilders was uncharacteristically silent on the subject. Newly published tape recordings shed light on the case against the four men accused of shooting down flight MH17. And police are trying to trace a Mr Blessings in disguise, who devised a ploy to catch a hoard of valuable Pokemon cards.

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Coronavirus news

No change on vaccine strategy, health minister Hugo de Jonge confirms

Mandatory quarantine expected to be introduced from May 15

De Jonge dismisses concerns about safety of FieldLab mass events

Dutch put Johnson & Johnson vaccine on ice pending review of side effects

Don’t count on cafes reopening for outdoor service on April 28, warns Rutte

How did the RIVM come up with an extra 700,000 vaccinations?

Politics news

MP Sidney Smeets steps down after 15 days over grooming claims

Coalition talks to focus on economically vulnerable

Other news

MH17 tapes reveal suspects discussing transport of Buk missile

Pokemon collector locked in cupboard and robbed by scammers


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