Wake-up call 12/9: Demonstration in favour of stricter corona policy – Peace talks in Afghanistan

Good morning. In Amsterdam people take to the streets who think the corona rules are not strict enough. And in Doha, peace negotiations are beginning between the Afghan Government and the Taliban.

The day begins with a lot of sunshine, only in the west and north are there regular cloud fields. In the afternoon there is a splash of rain in the north. It gets about 19 to 22 degrees.

Are you going on the road today? Here you will find an overview of the activities. Check the railway timetable here.

What can you expect today?

In Amsterdam there’s a demonstration by people who think the coronavirus rules aren’t strict enough. Celebrating the reins only makes it take longer for the virus to get under control, they say. In Doha, peace negotiations will begin between the Afghan Government and the Taliban. They have been expected for some time, but have been postponed time and time again. And the Eredivisie is starting up again. With live blog and summaries on CCeit.nl, the app and TV. The first game, Heerenveen-Willem ll, starts this afternoon at 18.45 hours

What did you miss?

The branch organisation Kinderopvang is disappointed with the Cabinet’s decision not to give priority to employees in the childcare sector when it comes to taking the coronavirus test. Employees of day-care centres who have cold-like symptoms should also be considered, according to the branch organisation. Because waiting times are increasing, day-care centres are hardly able to complete their schedules anymore.

Yesterday, Health Minister De Jonge announced that primary and secondary school staff and health care workers will be given priority when taking a coronavirus test.

Other news from the night:

US authorities warn of fake news about forest fires: on social media both left-wing and right-wing extremist groups are accused of arson. The FBI has investigated several allegations and concluded that nothing is true. Venezuela: American spy arrested: according to Venezuelan President Maduro, the American wanted to attack an oil refinery and was carrying heavy weapons. It was said to have been a marine working on a CIA base in Iraq. At least 50 people were killed in the collapse of the gold mine in Congo: the mine in Kamituga collapsed after heavy rainfall

And then this:

The Rolling Stones have set a new record in Britain by being the first band in the world to lead the British list of best-selling albums in six decades.

Since its founding in 1962, the British band has now released a total of 13 number one albums (including the re-releases of Exile On Main St. and Goats Head Soup). That’s the same number as Elvis Presley and Robbie Williams. Only The Beatles have done better with 17 number one albums (including two re-releases) in the British album list.

Have a nice Saturday!