A mobile forensics lab from the Amsterdam police
Jun 4 '20 07:24

A car crashed into a terrace in Gennep in Limburg on Wednesday evening, injuring six people. The driver, a 19-year-old man from Ottersum, left the scene of the crash. He was later arrested in Cuijk. 

The incident happened at a terrace on Zandstraat at around 10:00 p.m. One person, the owner of the cafe, was taken to hospital, Omroep Gelderland reports. She is not in critical condition. The other five victims sustained minor injuries. 

Thousands in Amsterdam turn out in support of Black Lives Matter after the death of George Floyd in America. June 1, 2020
Jun 3 '20 20:06

Both the inexcusable nature of George Floyd's death and the "irresponsible" nature of mass gatherings in the Netherlands that followed in its wake can both be acknowledged at once, Prime Minister Mark Rutte asserted on Friday during a press conference, in which he announced an easing of restrictions for European tourism. "The images from the US are very intense. What happened there is unacceptable, but it is not only in the United States.

Jun 3 '20 19:55

Various flexible workers in the Netherlands, including students who only worked a few hours per week, will become eligible for financial assistance if they lost income as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A new program announced by Wouter Koolmees, the Minister of Social Affairs, will allow people who qualify to claim 550 euros per month for the months of March, April, and May.

Mark Rutte at a press conference on May 8, 2020
Jun 3 '20 19:20

Some holiday options will be available to residents of the Netherlands this summer, Prime Minister Mark Rutte confirmed during a press conference on Wednesday. However trips to countries outside of the European Union and the Schengen Area will remain restricted to residents.

Thousands of people gather on and along the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam for a Black Lives Matter protest. June 3, 2020
Jun 3 '20 18:27

A day after demonstrators protesting against police violence and racism were praised for maintaining social distance even in large crowds, a similar protest of several thousand people in Rotterdam on Wednesday evening was ordered to conclude because attendees were not maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 meters. The organizers of the event had repeatedly asked participants to do this in social media posts throughout the day, including during the protest.

HMM Algeciras
Jun 3 '20 17:40

The HMM Algeciras, the largest containership in the world, docked at the port of Rotterdam on Wednesday afternoon. The Korean ship is 400 meters long and 51 meters wide - about the size of 3.5 football pitches. It is carrying a record 19,621 containers, which is still 4 thousand less than its capacity.

The ship docked in the Amaliahaven in the Maasvlakte to unload containers at Rotterdam World Gateway. It has a capacity of 23,964 TUE, which stands for Twenty feet Equivalent Unit and expresses the number of standard containers the ship can transport. 

Jun 3 '20 16:50

A paraglider died after crashing in a corn field just outside the Gelderland town of Didam on Tuesday evening, the Gelderland police said. Witnesses summoned the emergency services, but the pilot had already succumbed to their injuries by the time first responders arrived.

Police said a 55-year-old man from Didam was piloting the vehicle, which some media outlets identified as a powered paraglider driven by a small engine. Records show the crash happened near the intersection of Avesaetweg and Greffelkampseweg just before 8:30 p.m.

Social distancing reminders on the Nieuwendijk, a major shopping street in Amsterdam Centrum. May 28, 2020
Jun 3 '20 16:16

The number of Covid-19 patients being treated in intensive care on Wednesday fell by a quarter to 116 on Wednesday. The decrease of 38 patients was the biggest single-day decline since May 7, bringing the total down to its lowest point since March 14, according to data from patient coordination office LCPS.

Jun 3 '20 15:50

Hospitality association KHN is calling on restaurant owners to report if they were fined for not adhering to social distancing rules over the past days, a spokesperson confirmed to NL Times. The association is looking into whether these fines can be fought in court. According to KHN, these fines are unfair given that no social distancing fines were issued at a crowded demonstration in Amsterdam on Monday.

A wolf runs off with a sheep in its mouth in Heusden, Noord-Brabant. May 22, 2020
Jun 3 '20 15:40

One single wolf is responsible for killing many sheep in the region of Heusden in Noord-Brabant over the past weeks, according to research by the province. DNA found on the dead sheep showed that they were all killed by a male wolf from a pack in Germany, Omroep Brabant reports. 

On Saturday an independent researcher went into the Eendenkooi nature reserve, believed to be the most likely place for the wolf to hide, with a drone and a heat sensitive camera to search for the animal. According to the province, no sing of a wolf's nest was found. 

2,500 kilograms of crystal meth found in Rotterdam, June 2019
Jun 3 '20 14:50

Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with 2,500 kilograms of methamphetamine found in a warehouse in Rotterdam last year - the biggest meth bust in Europe to date. The suspects are also linked to a crystal meth labs found in Wateringen and The Hague, the police said in a statement.

Doctor's hand holding a surgical mask in front of the Dutch flag
Jun 3 '20 14:06

Public health agency RIVM confirmed the deaths of ten people who had been diagnosed with Covid-19. The ten all died between May 30 and June 2, the RIVM said.

It includes the first two known deaths on Tuesday, and it effectively doubled the weekend total to 14. Three more people died on Monday in addition to the two that the agency previously disclosed.

A total of 5,977 have died in the Netherlands from the coronavirus disease. At least 11,759 have required treatment in a hospital since the pandemic began, an increase of 9 compared to figures released on Tuesday.


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