For the umpteenth time, Pier Eringa (among others ex-ProRail) flew in somewhere to play crisis manager. Since 1 July, the Frisian succeeded General Tom Middendorp as boss of the Open Netherlands Foundation (SON), the often criticized organization behind Testing for Access.
The story is well known: when the Netherlands closed at the end of June, the system whereby unvaccinated visitors to events must show a negative corona test, seemed as leaky as a basket. A few nights dansen with Janssen furthermore, the number of corona infections shot up to more than 10,000 per day. The cabinet subsequently reversed the largest relaxations.