Monday 21 September 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Cancelling Canals and Derksen Edition – Week 26

Shops reopen on the Utrechtsestraat, Amsterdam. Credit: Deborah Nicholls-Lee

As the threat of coronavirus fades and the temperature rises, the podcast team ponders the new normal. Will packed train carriages lead to a second wave? Will any of the political leadership contests this summer descend into civil war? Are Amsterdam’s canals less culturally significant than ‘that Oranje feeling’? How will football fans be stopped from singing in stadiums? Will there finally be a solution to the EU’s Strasbourg problem? And which will be finished first: the coronavirus ‘track and trace’ app or Johan Derksen’s talk show career?

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Ophef of the week: Footballers boycott talk show over Johan Derksen’s racist remarks

Coronavirus news

Ministers give green light for events, schools, sports and sex, but 1.5 metre rule stays

Mixed reactions to next stage of lockdown easing

Coronavirus tracing app to be tested in Twente

No new Covid-19 deaths reported for first time in three months

Primary school closed after teachers, pupils and parents test positive for corona

Less than 1% of coronavirus tests positive since capacity raised at start of June

Family and colleagues now main source of infection, says RIVM

Amsterdam warns of heavy toll on business community

Other news

Rob Jetten steps aside for Kaag but Keizer will contest CDA leadership

Canals out, Kom in as Canon of the Netherlands gets a makeover

Sander Kollaard wins Libris prize for tale of one dog and his man

Police make 400 arrests as anti-lockdown protest in The Hague turns violent


KNVB unveils plan to start football season on September 12

Inline skating championships to be held at Zandvoort racetrack (NOS, Dutch)

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