Sunday news: 366 new infections, PvdA wants debate on extra measures


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In this live blog we kept you informed on Sunday about all events surrounding the corona crisis in Brabant.

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  • The increase in the number of corona infections worldwide is never ending: over eighteen million infections have now been registered.
  • On Sunday, people will take to the streets again to demonstrate against the corona measures.
  • According to the corona dashboard, 366 new corona infections have been added since Saturday, 61 of which in Brabant.
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General manager Arjan Kers of Tui Nederland acknowledges that the travel company made mistakes in admitting a man on a flight to Curaþao who was told during the trip that he was infected with the corona virus. “That man should not have boarded, that is very clear,” said Kers on Sunday evening at Reporter Radio on Radio 1.

The man had previously performed a so-called gargle test, but tested negative. The authorities in Curaþao no longer recognize the results of such a test. Reason that the man was tested again with others before departure at Schiphol, with a swab from the throat and nose. The result of this came during the flight; he turned out to have lung disease among the members.

Topman Kers: “Looking back now, I would have preferred not to let this person travel. We always talk about safe and responsible, in this case it just did not go well.”

Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has immediately closed three catering businesses and a sports canteen in Rotterdam for two weeks. Despite various warnings, the corona measures were not observed in the cafes and canteen.

These are bar and restaurant Noah on the Wijnhaven, Karaokebar Fame on the Nieuwe Binnenweg, café Lebbink on the Bergse Dorpsstraat and the sports canteen at Sportpark Vreelust.

PvdA leader Lodewijk Asscher is “very concerned” about the rapidly increasing number of infections with the new corona virus. He wants the House of Representatives to return from summer break to have a debate about it on Wednesday.

Asscher accuses the cabinet of “inadequate direction”. Municipalities have started to determine their own policy, resulting in an “unclear patchwork of rules”. The PvdA foreman also finds the guidelines for holidaymakers returning from risk areas far too noncommittal.

The situation is, according to Asscher, “too urgent to wait until August 12”. On that date, a committee meeting will be held in the House of Representatives on the developments surrounding the corona virus.

The GGD will carry out unannounced checks during the health checks that Van Rooi Meat employees complete before they start working in the slaughterhouse.

They are sitting at a table in the backyard: the group of friends who gave a big party for about a hundred people on Saturday behind a shed on the Groeneweg in Hoogerheide. To their horror, the birthday party was shut down by the police.

“We tried to organize the safest party possible with the best of intentions, but in hindsight we shouldn’t have done it,” they sigh.

READ MORE: Group of friends is very disappointed with the discontinued birthday party: ‘If only we hadn’t done it’

In the past 24 hours, 366 people in the Netherlands have tested positive for the coronavirus. That is considerably less than yesterday, when the number was 431. According to the corona dashboard of the Central Government.

In the region of Central and West Brabant, the health authorities counted 42 new infections, compared to 33 in the previous day.

Employees of slaughterhouse Van Rooi Meat from Helmond say that they have been working with corona complaints in the past two months. They dare not report that they have complaints or are ill, for fear of losing their job. The NOS writes this on Sunday after speaking to eight employees.

A number of employees stated that they were instructed to lie. They say a company executive instructed them to ask whether they are ticking “no” on health statements. Some of them voluntarily filled in the health declaration, for fear that they would never have to return if they had complaints.

The number of corona patients in intensive care has fallen from 22 to 21 in the past 24 hours, in the nursing wards there are 70 infected people, three more than the day before. This is reported by the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS).

Mayor of Enschede Onno van Veldhuizen is ‘unpleasantly surprised’ by a carmeeting that was held on Saturday evening in the parking lot in front of the ice rink in Enschede. According to RTV Oost, he writes this to the city council. The mayor announces an investigation in an email to the council.

According to the mayor, it was an illegal event. According to Van Veldhuizen, none of the stricter supervision has ended up here. “I have already had contact with the police with the request for an in-depth explanation in addition to the information that we, as the municipality, bring up ourselves.”

Since yesterday, 366 people have been tested positive for corona in the Netherlands.
This is evidenced by the daily update via the so-called corona dashboard based on the figures from RIVM. According to the dashboard, six people with corona have been admitted to hospital since yesterday. And also one corona patient has died in the past 24 hours. On Saturday, according to the dashboard, 431 new infections were added in the Netherlands.

In our province, 61 people have been tested positive for corona in the past 24 hours. South Holland takes the cake with 185 new infections. The corona dashboard does not report new hospital admissions for Brabant. However, one corona patient died.

Several dozen people gathered on Museumplein in Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon to demonstrate against the rules of corona. Demonstrators also gathered in Groningen and Enschede. In Groningen it concerned about two hundred people, in Enschede according to RTV Oost about forty.

A birthday party in Hoogerheide with about 125 visitors was shut down by the police on Saturday evening. According to a police spokesman, too many people were present to ensure the distance of one and a half meters. The music was also too loud.

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The travel advice for Sint Maarten was adjusted on Sunday. It has gone from yellow to orange, with which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against unnecessary trips. The reason for the adjustment is the sharp increase in the number of corona infections.

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A major brawl broke out on board a KLM plane last week. A drunk passenger would have refused to wear a face mask, where this is mandatory on KLM flights. Images of the brawl that ensued have been put online. It shows how striking blows are distributed in the cabin of the aircraft. Two men have been arrested. According to a KLM spokesperson, safety has not been endangered.

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The increase in the number of corona infections worldwide is never ending. In a few days another million were added. More than eighteen million infections have been registered since the corona outbreak. Of those infected, approximately 689,000 died. More than 11.3 million have been restored.

Again people take to the streets to demonstrate against the corona measures. For example, there is a protest on the Drafbaan in the Stadspark in Groningen on Sunday afternoon. Demonstrators will also come to the Museumplein in Amsterdam and an action is planned in Enschede. The activists are against the one and a half meter society as a result of the coronavirus and do not want any obligation to wear mouth masks.

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