Saturday 06 June 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Empowered Busybodies Edition – Week 13

Photomontage of a house in Baarle-Nassau with a shop closed sign on the Belgian side and an open sign on the Dutch side

Baarle-Hertog (l) and Baarle-Nassau (r) Photo: iamdanw via Flickr (modified)

Our latest quarantined podcast brings you news of the latest coronavirus figures, the government’s strict new social distancing rules and the efforts to step up testing. The KNVB still hopes to finish the football season and the MH17 trial is postponed to June for non-corona reasons. The virus is separating not just friends and families, but the men’s and women’s clothing racks in a shop on the Belgian border. And while the first corona babies may be a few months away, the storks are already playing havoc with the train services in Drenthe. (PS: want to hear us in better quality sound? Your Patreon donation can help your wish come true.)

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Ophef of the week: Curtain-twitchers told not to call 112 on corona rebels


Over 1000 more people test positive for Covid-19 as death toll passes 400

Impact of measures to halt coronavirus should be seen this week, says RIVM

The WHO says ‘test, test, test’ – so what is the Dutch strategy?

Roche urged to share info with Dutch corona test labs

Dutch ban gatherings until June 1, give mayors more powers to enforce rules

Corona rules confound shoppers in Baarle-Nassau’s maze of borders

Football association still hopes to finish season by end of June

Coronavirus: information

Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what you need to know

Coronavirus and business: official sources

Government summary of new measures introduced on March 23

Other news

MH17 trial resumes, hearings to continue in June

Denk party leader Tunahan Kuzu steps down for personal reasons

Squatting storks threaten to derail trains in Drenthe

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