Coronavirus update: Dutch infection count climbs past 46,000 as country prepares to lift measures

As the Netherlands gears up to further lift coronavirus restrictions from Monday, RIVM released the latest figures for coronavirus in Holland. 

The latest count shows a further 176 people have tested positive for coronavirus. This is expected to dramatically increase from Monday, when everyone with mild symptoms can be tested.

Over the past day, 28 people have sadly been confirmed dead from COVID-19. It brings the total Dutch death toll to 5,931.

Meanwhile, 9 people have been admitted to the hospital.

Here’s what you can and can’t do from Monday in the Netherlands

On Monday, the Netherlands enters the next phase of the gradual lifting of the intelligent lockdown. While the basic measures of social distancing and hand washing still apply, cafes, bars, restaurants, public transport, museums, theatres, cinemas, high schools and some other areas will begin the transition to the ‘new normal.’

Find out what to expect from Monday.

Cases of coronavirus emerge once more in a meat processing plant

Slaughterhouses remain one of the hotspots of coronavirus outbreaks, after 21 employees of a Helmond slaughterhouse tested positive this week.

Van Rooi Meat will close its door until next Tuesday. Testing was conducted after some employees of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority and the Animal Sector Quality Inspection tested positive for coronavirus. The same employees visited Van Rooi meat last week.

Returning to work during coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know

Whether you’ve been enjoying working from home or not, some businesses are beginning to request the joy of their employees presence in the physical office. But is that allowed? What precautions do they need to take? And are you allowed to say no?

In our explainer, we cover all these questions and more. Find out what you need to know about returning to work in the Netherlands during coronavirus.

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Samantha Dixon 🇦🇺
Sam isn’t great at being Dutch. Originally hailing from Australia, she came to study in the Netherlands without knowing where the country was on a map. She once accidentally ordered the entire ice-cream menu at Smullers. She still can’t jump on the back of a moving bike. But, she remains fascinated by the tiny land of tall people.


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