Eindhoven catering staff demonstrate against strict enforcement of corona measures
On Friday evening, “dozens” of catering entrepreneurs and employees gathered on Stadhuisplein in Eindhoven to protest against what they believe to be too strict enforcement of the corona measures in the city. That reports the police East Brabant on Saturday. The reason for the protest was the temporary closure of two Eindhoven restaurants, after boas had seen how the staff of the companies sat on the terrace after the mandatory closing time of midnight.
Photos of the demonstration, shared on social media, show attendees taking furniture from their terraces to sit on while having a drink together. The spokesperson for the local business association Youri de Bok calls the meeting a “playful protest”. opposite the Eindhovens Dagblad. “If we can’t even have a cigarette and drink after closing time on our own terrace, then it’s done.”
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In this blog, the editors of NRC the most important developments around the corona crisis at home and abroad. This was the most important news of Friday 23 July:
- Germany has designated the Netherlands as a high-risk area, due to the number of corona infections. The Robert Koch Institut (RKI) announced this on Friday, the German equivalent of the RIVM. The new policy will take effect from midnight on Tuesday and will also apply to Spain and Georgia.
- Between Thursday and Friday morning, 6,453 positive corona tests registered. This was reported by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) on Friday. That number is slightly higher than Thursday, when 6,274 positive tests were reported, according to an adjusted figure. The number of infections seems to have stabilized somewhat after a peak last week.
- As far as the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is concerned, the vaccine from Moderna kan be safely administered to children between the ages of twelve and seventeen. The agency announced this on Friday.
- The number of corona patients admitted to Dutch hospitals has increased since Thursday increased by 41 to 477. Just like yesterday, 107 people are in intensive care, the National Coordination Point for Patients Distribution (LCPS) reported on Friday.
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