Monday 06 July 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Corona Ate Our Podcast Edition – Week 12

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In the first virtual edition of the DutchNews podcast, this week we bring you all the latest news on the shutdown, with some audio issues as we get used to our new working conditions. How are families managing home schooling? What help is the government giving to people and businesses? Can you still go outside? And should we quarantine Hugo de Jonge’s shoes? We also look at the community initiatives that have sprung up to help people cope and the medical advances that might hold the key to controlling corona. And did we witness Mark Rutte’s Gettysburg moment during a visit to Albert Heijn?


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Ophef of the week: ‘no hamstering’ sign language goes viral


The Netherlands on lockdown: schools, cafes and sports clubs shut, gatherings of more than 100 people banned

Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what you need to know

Rutte explains ‘maximum control’ strategy in televised speech

Ministers unveil support package to save jobs and companies

Researchers find antibody that may lead to coronavirus medicine

Coronahulp: is the outbreak creating a more caring community?


Koeman says postponement of Euro 2020 is disappointing but inevitable


Amsterdam corona help Facebook group

Gewoon mensen die mensen willen helpen (online social support noticeboard)

Red Cross helpline number: 070-44 55 888

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