Good morning! Farmers Defence Force farmer Thijs Wieggers is currently in court for threatening an agent, and in the Brazilian town of Serrano, all 30,000 inhabitants are vaccinated with the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.
Today, clouds prevail. Especially north of the major rivers later in the day there is occasional rain. With moderate to fairly strong southwesterly winds, it becomes 8 to 11 degrees. On the Wadden and around the IJsselmeer it is a few degrees colder.
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What can you expect today?
What did you miss?
The emergency law on curfew can be sent to the House of Representatives today. The law was signed by the King last night and sent to the Council of State. The governments highest advisor comes with an emergency advice, after which the law can go straight to the Chamber.
Next, it is up to the House of Representatives to decide when the law will be dealt with. The Chamber should return from recess. Later on, the First Chamber will also have to consider the emergency law. It could be tomorrow.
Yesterday, the court ruled that curfew should be dismissed in a case brought by action group Virus Truth. The Cabinet appealed and announced the emergency law. At the same time, the court was asked to suspend the decision of the judge until an appeal has been delivered. The court agreed, which will keep the curfew in any case until Friday.
Other news from the night:
And then heres this:
While adult Netherlands wondered whether or not the curfew would remain in force last night, the demissionary directors Rutte and De Jonge spoke to the viewers of the Youth Journal during the first childrens press conference. Not much good news is to be expected in the coming months, they said; it is only by the summer that most of the measures will be phased out again. If everything goes well in terms of vaccination.
But there was also time for a bit more light questions: which report grade do Rutte and De Jonge give themselves? Rutte does not want to judge himself, but De Jonge gives him a 7,5, maybe even an 8. “A few things have not gone well, but he puts them right again.”