Friday 20 March
REGIONAL NEWS UPDATES IN ENGLISH (source: Omroep West)
Staying in touch with what’s happening in The Hague and surrounding areas
King Willem-Alexander will address the nation tonight at 7 p.m. This will be televised live on several channels including NOS and RTL.
Here is a summary of the local news headlines for Friday, 20 March:
- Nursing homes for the elderly have been closed to visitors. Loved ones can stay in touch with the elderly residents through video calls.
- King Willem-Alexander will address the nation on Friday at 7 p.m. This will be televised live on several channels including NOS and RTL.
- Albert Heijn supermarkets will be open exclusively to the elderly in their first hour. Starting Monday 23 March, only customers over 70 years old will be allowed to shop between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.
- The Minister of Medical Care and Wellbeing, Bruno Bruins, has resigned due to exhaustion. His tasks related to the Coronavirus will be taken over by Hugo de Jonge, Minister of Public Health and Wellbeing.
- A new information telephone number has been created for people living in The Hague, for questions about the Coronavirus, working from home and self-isolation. The number is 070 205 3003.
- The Invictus games and Eurovision song festival have been postponed.
- The 100 km/hr speed limit has been installed on Dutch motorways to reduce the air pollution in the country.
In cooperation with the regional broadcaster, Omroep West, www.Dutchbuzz.nl will provide a daily summary of the day’s most important news by 13.00 each day.