Corona news: again slight increase in the number of infections

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In this live blog we will keep you informed of the most important developments surrounding the corona virus on Saturday.

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  • Four employees of the Hema branch in the center of Tilburg were already sent home as a precaution last week.
  • Due to four corona infections at opponent ADO Den Haag, the NAC-ADO exhibition game was canceled on Saturday afternoon.
  • The ministry and the GGD already knew on 15 May that the source and contact investigations take much longer than was stated in the upscaling plan.
  • The mandatory self-isolation for people traveling from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom started last night at five o’clock.
  • Read all the news about the coronavirus on our theme site.

17.35
Customized travel advice or not, Belgians still come shopping in Breda. During a tour of the parking lot at the furniture boulevard in Breda, Omroep Brabant already counted about fifty Belgian number plates.

16.40
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is tightening travel advice for nine new areas. From midnight, code orange applies to Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Marseille and the surrounding area, Mallorca and Ibiza.

15.58
Four employees of the Hema branch in the center of Tilburg were already sent home last Friday as a precaution. The shop was also disinfected once. Last Friday, it was revealed that seven employees of the branch in the center had become infected with the corona virus. Seventeen other staff with whom they have been in close contact are in home quarantine.

15.10
In the past 24 hours, 655 people have tested positive for the coronavirus. Yesterday there were 636, the day before yesterday 577. The total of the past seven days is 4508 positively tested persons, in the seven days before that was 3255. This is according to open data from the RIVM.

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The exhibition game between NAC Breda and ADO Den Haag is canceled on Saturday afternoon. Four corona infections have been diagnosed at ADO Den Haag. Earlier, the exhibition game that NAC would play against FC Dordrecht was also marked. Also then because of corona suspicions.

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09.41
Patients with a myocardial infarction or heart failure were wrongly quarantined because GPs believed they had corona. This sometimes resulted in life-threatening situations, such as cardiac arrest. RTL Nieuws reports this based on interviews by the research editorial team with experts and several patients. Symptoms of a myocardial infarction, such as chest tightness, sometimes resemble corona and this sometimes caused confusion.

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The Ministry of Health and the GGD knew on May 15 that the source and contact investigations take much longer than stated in the upscaling plan that was presented that same day. It had to be eight hours on average, and not five hours as planned. reports the NOS. So the studies take sixty percent more time, but no action has been taken to train more employees.

05.15
Believing in conspiracies is an asymptomatic side effect of the coronavirus? They are clearly audible in society: people who think that there is intent, that the virus is part of a plot against humanity. According to research bureau Kieskompas, ten percent of the nearly eight thousand people surveyed believe that dirty games are being played around corona. Especially the supporters of right-wing parties think in conspiracies.

03.30
The mandatory self-isolation for people traveling from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom started at five o’clock last night. According to the British government, the number of corona infections in the Netherlands is increasing too quickly, which means that travelers from the Netherlands pose too great a risk.

03.23
Now that a vaccine does not appear to be available in 2020, the Netherlands is facing a ‘very tough autumn’, experts fear. That can be read in the AD. Where it was first hoped that the Netherlands would have the corona vaccine from AstraZeneca at the end of this year, that no longer seems feasible. Recently, Minister Hugo de Jonge suddenly spoke about a vaccine ‘in the first months of 2021’. According to experts, it makes no sense to hope for a vaccine in 2020.

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