12 to 17-year-olds are allowed to get a second shot earlier
Young people between the ages of 12 and 17 who have an appointment for their second corona vaccination from August 16 will soon be able to bring it forward. This is reported by the Ministry of Health. The GGD will send those involved a text message about this in the coming days, after which they can call for a new appointment.
With this new measure, the ministry hopes to have vaccinated as many teenagers as possible before the start of the new school year. “No one wants to go back to all the restrictions that we have now been able to leave behind,” said outgoing minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health, CDA). “That is precisely why vaccination is in the interest of young people themselves. By accelerating the second shot, we can be ready for the new school year.”
According to De Jonge, there will be enough BioNTech and Pfizer vaccines available from the beginning of August to make this possible. There are also currently more time slots available than there are scheduled appointments.
“Even after corona, there will be fewer buses”
Despite financial support from the national government, transport companies and provinces throughout the country are cutting bus and regional transport schedules. That’s what newspaper writes Fidelity Monday on the basis of our own inventory.
Buses will make less frequent stops throughout the Netherlands from next year and some routes will be canceled altogether. Plans by the provinces show that there will be an average of 10 percent fewer bus rides compared to before the pandemic. These include bus lines from the transport companies Arriva (North Brabant, Limburg and Friesland), Keolis (Overijssel and Gelderland) and Connexxion (North Holland and Flevoland). The cut in timetables has consequences especially for residents of smaller municipalities, but also in cities such as Tilburg, Eindhoven and Leeuwarden, a lot fewer buses will be running.
Transport companies such as NS and city and regional transport are struggling with millions of dollars in losses due to the corona crisis. NS is going to cut costs and personnel, it is not yet clear whether this will have consequences for the timetable. The government will contribute a total of 1.5 billion euros this year for public transport and then another 240 million until September 2022, to prevent companies from recovering from the pandemic.
Also read: What will remain of public transport after corona time?
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In this blog keeps NRC the developments around the corona news of Monday 26 July. This was the most important news of Sunday 25 July.
- Netherlands stands up Bulgaria’s Red List. This means that anyone traveling from the Netherlands to the Eastern European country must be able to submit a negative test certificate. There are no exceptions to that requirement, even vaccinated people and people who have had Covid-19 must show a negative PCR test.
- In several French cities are tens of thousands of people took to the streets to demonstrate against the corona measures. The biggest protests took place in Paris, where demonstrators sought confrontation with riot police.
- Been in the past 24 hours 87 patients with Covid-19 admitted in the hospital. This brings the total number of corona patients in Dutch hospitals to 533, an increase of 29 compared to Saturday.
- The RIVM has between Saturday and Sunday morning 4,665 new positive corona tests registered. Compared to Saturday, that is a decrease of 622 tests, when 5,287 came in after an adjustment.
Also read: the whole blog of July 25 back