Wednesday 23 June 2021

DutchNews podcast – The Philanthropic Zeesluisosaurus Edition – Week 22 2021

Hugo de Jonge gets vaccinated. Photo: Sem van de Waal ANP

Mark Rutte and Hugo de Jonge joined the 10 million people to be vaccinated this week, just as museums, restaurants and the Droomvlucht ride at the Efteling reopened for business. The Janssen – sorry, Johnson & Johnson vaccine was taken out of circulation over concerns about blood clots, while controversy raged about the face mask deal that netted CDA protégé Sywert van Lienden €9 million. Wopke Hoekstra spent the week tilting at windmills as he failed to prise apart the two left-wing parties in the coalition talks. And a poor result for the football team was offset by historic triumphs in cricket and rugby.

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Coronavirus news

Health minister Hugo de Jonge gets coronavirus vaccine as total passes 10 million

Covid-19 hospital numbers down by 27% in a week

Janssen vaccine taken out of Dutch schedule over blood clot fears

Mandatory quarantine and fines introduced for travellers from red zone countries

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Other news

Five-party coalition off the cards as Hoekstra declines left-wing duo

‘Not for profit’ face mask deal nets CDA pundit €9 million

Face mask deal was above board, insists medical care minister

Dutch extend deadline for British residents to apply for residency after Brexit

Family of kestrels set up home on Terneuzen balcony

Sport

De Boer admits Oranje were below par in 2-2 draw with Scotland

Netherlands beat Ireland by one run in cricket thriller

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