LIVE Chamber finally bends over coronawet

The number of contagions with the coronavirus is increasing sharply in the Netherlands. Elsewhere in the world, Israel has gone back into full lockdown and more places for holidaymakers are coloring orange. There are over a million coronadodes worldwide. Follow the latest coronan news in this live blog.

This week, the House of Representatives is finally looking at the so-called coronaspoedwet, which should provide a legal basis for corona measures in the Netherlands. On Wednesday the House of Representatives comes to the floor, a day later Minister Hugo de Jonge answers the questions of Parliament.

Corona measures have been regulated by local emergency regulations since March. This must be put to an end with the introduction of the law. In fact, the Cabinet wanted the law to come into force before the summer, but came across a lot of criticism from both coalition and opposition parties. The Chamber felt that far too much power went to the minister, while parliament had too little say. Last week, insiders reported that the Cabinet and the Chamber were out.

For example, the law will only apply three, instead of six months, and a new national ban on visiting homes is excluded. The Minister can announce new measures to prevent the spread of the virus, but the House of Representatives has the last word: objections can be raised within a week.

The height of the coronaboete also goes down considerably: from 390 to 95 euros. Last month, the Cabinet announced that a coronabote would no longer lead to a criminal record. The House of Representatives found that a far too serious consequence of failure to comply with the coronavirus rules.

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Read here the live blog of Tuesday 6 October.