Thursday 04 June 2020

Children not important in Covid-19 spread

Children do not appear to play an important role in spreading coronavirus, public health institute RIVM said on Wednesday, after studying 54 families in which one or more members had Covid-19. The virus would appear to be mainly spread between adults of similar age and while children do get infected, this happens less often than with adults, the RIVM said in an article in medical magazine Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde.  Parents, the research showed, are more likely to infect their children... More >

Rotterdam anti-racism demo ended early

Wednesday’s anti-racism demonstration in Rotterdam was ended early by mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb because too many people turned up to maintain social distancing. A spokesman for the mayor told broadcaster NOS the protest location had become too busy to be manageable. An initial estimate put the number of demonstrators at well over 4,000 – the number of people officials had expected would attend. Een minuut stilte in Rotterdam. Indrukwekkend. #BlacklivesmattterNL — Marcel Haenen (@MarcelHaenen) June 3, 2020 The demonstration took... More >

Dutch poised to approve foreign holidays

The Dutch government is poised to announce that people can go on foreign holidays from June 15, sources have told RTL Nieuws and other  media. A relaxation of the travel rules on that date would coincide with much of the rest of Europe. Ministers are meeting health advisors on Wednesday and, according to RTL, prime minister Mark Rutte will hold a press conference on Wednesday evening, at which the changes will be announced. The official Dutch travel advice is currently... More >