Updates - Media Corner
From today, curfew in the Netherlands will start an hour later. All other coronavirus restrictions remain in place until April 20. On April 13, a new press conference will be held to announce which restrictions will apply afterward.
In the presence of His Excellency Mr. Mayerfas, Ambassador of Indonesia in the Netherlands, Annemarie Jorritsma, Commissioner-General Floriade Expo 2022, director Floriade Sven Stimac and the Mayor of Almere, Franc Weerwind, signed the official participation contract for Indonesia on Thursday 4th March.
Indonesië is het eerste land dat een paviljoen gaat bouwen op het Floriadeterrein in Almere. De ambassadeur van Indonesië tekende donderdagmiddag de documenten voor de bouw. Het paviljoen zal bestaan uit een aantal gebouwen in traditionele Indonesische stijl.
The Dutch government acquired a robot that will significantly up its capacity for analyzing coronavirus tests. The robot, officially called STRIP-1 but commonly referred to as The Beast, can process approximately 20 thousand PCR tests per 24 hours and deliver the results online. The cost per test is also significantly lower, the Ministry of Public Health announced on Thursday.
A majority of the members of parliament in the Netherlands voted in favor of a curfew from 9 p.m. through 4:30 a.m. The curfew will begin at 9 p.m on Saturday a half-hour later than what was proposed by the outgoing prime minister, Mark Rutte.