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Netherlands set to announce ‘strict’ lockdown – reports

Government considering closing schools and all non-essential shops, say local media The Dutch government is expected to announce on Saturday a “strict” Christmas lockdown that would see everything but essential stores close amid fears over the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, Dutch media reported. The government is meeting on Saturday with its health expertsContinue reading “Netherlands set to announce ‘strict’ lockdown – reports”


Dutch government tightens coronavirus restrictions amid surging infections

The Netherlands is one of the first Western European countries to bring back restrictions. The Dutch government announced Tuesday it would reimpose restrictive measures to combat the rapid increase of COVID-19 infections. From Friday, COVID passports will be mandatory for sports venues and so-called high-flow spaces, such as amusement parks and museums, and compulsory useContinue reading “Dutch government tightens coronavirus restrictions amid surging infections”

Dutch crime reporter De Vries dies after being shot

Celebrity Dutch crime reporter Peter R. De Vries has died just over a week after being shot in the street, his family and his employer RTL Netherlands news said on Thursday. De Vries, who was 64, had been a frequent commentator on television crime programmes and a veteran reporter with sources in both law enforcementContinue reading “Dutch crime reporter De Vries dies after being shot”