In this live blog, we will keep you informed of the latest news about the corona crisis in Brabant and beyond on Sunday.
15.20 – 719 new infections in Brabant
In Brabant, 719 new infections have been counted since Saturday. This is evident from the daily figures of the RIVM. In the Netherlands as a whole, the number of infections was 4,729, which is more than average. In the past seven days, the institute recorded an average of 4,605 positive corona tests per day.
On Saturday, 4,966 new corona infections were reported, according to corrected figures.
15.12 – ME leaves Museumplein Amsterdam
The Mobile Unit is going to evacuate the Museumplein in Amsterdam. This happens after the Amsterdam triangle of police, justice and mayor has dissolved a demonstration on the square. According to the municipality, the group of protesters ignore the warnings and orders from the police and the riot police are now taking action to evacuate the square.
12.38 – Ombudsman sees more ‘corona-related questions’
The National Ombudsman has seen an increase in the number of questions about cases related to the corona virus in recent times. About 2500 to 3000 people have reported ‘corona-related’ questions, ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen reported on Sunday in the TV program Buitenhof. This is ten percent of all things that the ombudsman deals with.
11.06 – Four arrests in Breda park evacuation
Four men were arrested on Saturday evening in the Valkenberg Park in Breda. A lot of people had gathered there and, according to the police, they did not comply with the corona regulations. To prevent further spread of the virus, agents called for the park to be left. The four men refused. A 19-year-old resident of Breda has been arrested for sedition. A 49-year-old man without a permanent residence pelted the officers with glass, a 43-year-old from Breda threw a bicycle at the officers and a 24-year-old man was arrested for disturbing public order.
11.04 – ROAZ figures
On Sunday morning, 287 corona patients were admitted to the Brabant hospitals. This is seventeen more than Saturday, ROAZ (the Regional Consultation Acute Care) announced on Sunday morning around eleven. In the past 24 hours, 27 new corona patients were admitted. Seven corona patients have been discharged from the Brabant hospitals in the past 24 hours, one was transferred and six corona patients died in the past 24 hours.
00.22 – US regulator allows Janssen vaccine for use
The American regulator of medicines (FDA) recommends that the corona vaccine of the Leiden pharmaceutical company Janssen be allowed on the American market. The agent can now be used quickly to vaccinate people. The FDA had previously called the drug safe and about 72 percent effective. Janssen can directly deliver four million doses to the US, and millions more soon.
23.14 – Half of FVD voters think coronavirus is conspiracy
Half of the people who want to vote for Forum for Democracy think that the corona virus was deliberately developed to oppress citizens worldwide. About 51 percent believe that corona is a biological weapon manufactured in a laboratory. This emerges from research by Ipsos, commissioned by Nieuwsuur. These views differ considerably from those of the average Dutch person and those of voters on other parties.