Dutch PM under pressure as infection rate doubles

Irish Times | Aug 6, 2020 at 8:21 PM
  • Dutch premier Mark Rutte has been forced to break off his holiday to deal with a rapid worsening in Covid-19 infections as a result of what appears to be widespread abandonment of obligatory social distancing, particularly among those under 40.
  • In that week alone, according to the public health institute, 2,588 people tested positive for the virus, almost twice the figure for the previous week.
  • The institute has frequently pointed out where increases in new cases have been matched by increases in the levels of public testing.