Coronavirus numbers have gone up ever since the first case was reported on the 27th of February (seems ages ago) and this Saturday was no different. The numbers have grown to 959 in total, after 155 new cases were reported by RIVM today. Two people have also died due to coronavirus since yesterday.
Yeah, that’s no good. And the actual number of cases is actually higher by quite a lot since the authorities are limiting testing and are only testing one person per household.
The GGD is only testing one person per family
It’s been recently revealed that the GGD (Municipal and Regional Health Service) will only test for the coronavirus on one family member, instead of the whole family. This means that there are more cases than have actually been reported in the Netherlands.
So the actual number is higher, way higher, and it’s now all of our jobs to chill inside and #flattenthecurve instead of going to the Albert Heijn like lemmings and hoard toilet paper (idiots)
Don't go to parties, don't go to big bars, don't go to events, don't take your snotty kids to their grandparents. Watch a movie or go into nature. It's serious people and the only ones who can actually get us through all of this is us. #FlattenTheCurve #coronavirus #COVID2019NL pic.twitter.com/crlr1QdGd3
— DutchReview (@Dutchreviewing) March 14, 2020
Good news at last
A group of ten scientists at Erasmus MC and Utrecht University claim to have discovered an antibody against COVID-19. This antibody has not as yet been tested on humans- and this process could take months. But at least it’s a bit of sunshine in these dark days.
Also, here’s a friendly reminder of the new measures once again:
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Here are the latest measures in the Netherlands for the coronavirus pandemic. Also: work from home if possible, don't visit high risk people (elderly), no traveling for medical personel and of course: wash your hands. Stay safe all! 🤟 🌍 More info on dutchreview.com #covid_19 #covid #corona #coronavirus #covid2019 #rivm
More information about COVID-19 in the Netherlands
For more information, be sure to check out our guide to coronavirus in the Netherlands to stay up-to-date with the most recent information.
You can also watch our video, where we touch upon questions like how did coronavirus come to the Netherlands? What can you do against it in daily life? Is the Netherlands properly prepared for a COVID-19 pandemic? And what’s coronahelp?
Not only are they only testing 1 family member per household, they are also not testing unless symptoms are serious. We have all the symptoms and have been in contact with someone that was in Italy but the GGD Kennemerland told us they wouldn’t test, to wash our hands and once the fever went away we could resume our lives (I don’t have fever today but have more difficulty in breathing and coughing more, if I go out and do have Covid-19 I’ll infect other people)