Coronavirus spreading rapidly in the Netherlands: number of infected rises to 38

As of today, 15 new cases of coronavirus in the Netherlands have been reported, according to This brings the number of people affected by coronavirus in the Netherlands to 38, according to the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). 

Four of the 15 affected have been admitted to hospitals, the rest are to remain at home in isolation. These individuals must be monitored and are to report their temperature two times a day. This data must then be passed on to the local GGD (public health service).

The Department of Oral Diseases, Dental and Facial Surgery in Onze Lieve Vrouwen Gasthuis in Amsterdam has also closed as an employee has been suspected to have coronavirus.

Although numbers are rising, don’t panic. Of course, it’s worrying that a virus has begun to spread, but keep in mind that it’s only slightly more infectious than the flu, and has a higher probability of not being fatal than the other way around.

For now, just continue going about your daily life and don’t be afraid of travelling within the country – just make sure you wash your hands often and avoid touching your face.

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Feature Image: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay

Vedika Luthra
Vedika was born in India, raised in Poland and moved to the Netherlands to study. Like her nationality, she’s confused about what she likes most, which is why her bachelor’s degree was in liberal arts and sciences. She enjoys writing about all things food-related but likes to mix it up every now and then.


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