Wednesday, January 26, 2022


Dutch ICU beds running out as weekly Covid cases hit record high

Overall, there were fewer than 100 unoccupied intensive care beds in the Netherlands on Tuesday, with 595 taken by Covid-19 patients and another 500 by patients with other illnesses.

Dutch find 13 air passengers with new variant

The health minister says it is 'not unthinkable' that there are further cases of the Omicron variant in the Netherlands.

Dutch find 61 Covid positive on ‘dystopia’ flights from South Africa

Passengers say they endured miserable hours at the arrivals hall to get tested, with witnesses saying many people failed to wear face masks or keep to social distancing.

Three in hospital after police fire on Dutch Covid protesters

Crowds of several hundred rioters torched cars, set off fireworks and threw rocks at police who responded with warning shots and water canons.

Dutch consider new partial lockdown as virus cases hit record

A surge in infections has put pressure on hospitals throughout the country, forcing them to scale back regular care to treat Covid-19 patients.

Dutch reintroduce face masks as Covid cases surge

Infections in the Netherlands have been rising for a month after most social distancing measures were scrapped in late September, and reached their highest level since July in the past week.

Dutch boy wins right to Covid jab despite dad’s refusal

Dutch law says judges can make decisions in the best interests of children if their parents cannot agree.

Cases soaring but England lockdown rules to end, PM confirms

Meanwhile, the Dutch prime minister has apologised for scrapping most coronavirus restrictions in the Netherlands too soon.

Dutch police break up anti-lockdown protest ahead of election

Police said they detained 20 people and that two demonstrators had been injured by police dogs after refusing to leave.

Netherlands halts adoptions from abroad due to historical trafficking

‘Trafficked’ Dutch-Indonesian adoptees are still searching for their lost biological parents with little success.

Cannabis cafes face tourist ban as Amsterdam cleans up

Cannabis production is illegal but Dutch cafes are allowed to sell it to be smoked or eaten in a cookie with a coffee.

Riots in Holland over new curfew

A Covid-19 testing centre was set alight, an act the health minister called 'going beyond all limits'.

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