Wake-up service 29/9: trial against Jos B. and opening exhibition Naturalis

Good morning! The court in Groningen deals with the criminal case against 34-year-old Rotterdammer Ergün S.. He is suspected of stabbing the cleaners couple Gina and Marinus Visser. It is also the second day of the trial against Jos B., who is suspected of abducting, abusing and killing Nicky Verstappen in 1998.

The day starts with a lot of clouds and sometimes some drizzle. Upwards over Zeeland expand to the northeast and reach Groningen towards the evening. In most places, the sun shows itself occasionally and becomes 17 or 18 degrees.

Are you going on the road? Here you will find the overview of the traffic jams and activities. Check the timetable for the track here.

What can you expect today?

The court in Groningen deals with the criminal case against 34-year-old Rotterdammer Ergün S.. He is suspected of stabbing the cleaners couple Gina and Marinus Visser in a cinema in the centre of Groningen last October. S. says he had a psychosis at the time. It is also the second day of the trial against Jos B., who is suspected of abducting, abusing and killing Nicky Verstappen in 1998. Yesterday, B. spoke for the first time since his arrest and said that the 11-year-old was already dead when he found him on the heath. The king opens an exhibition in Leiden about 200 years of the Naturalis museum during the Gala of Biodiversity. His ancestor William I founded the museum in 1820, from his private collection of special plants and animals.

What did you miss?

A majority of the members of the Outbreak Management Team would have thought it better if the regional approach to the coronacrisis had been completely abandoned in favour of national measures. That says Andreas Voss, professor of infection prevention and member of the OMT. According to Voss, the issue was recently divided within the OMT, but most members wanted national measures.

Despite this, yesterday the Cabinet chose, in addition to some national measures, to distinguish between different regions.

Other news from the night

More than million coronadodes worldwide: The global coronavirus death toll has passed the million, reports US Johns Hopkins University. Over a fifth of all victims fell in the US, where more than 200,000 people died. The country is followed by Brazil, with nearly 142,000 and India with over 95,000 deaths. The next of kin victim U.S. police brutality receive $20 million compensation: The next of kin of an American man shot by a police officer in January receive $20 million in damages from Prince George‘s County in the state of Maryland. ‘Shipbuilder IHC named in Brazilian corruption case‘: Dutch authorities investigate possible involvement of shipbuilder Royal IHC in the payment of bribes in Brazil. According to the Financieele Dagblad, this can be seen from Brazilian court documents.

And then here’s this:

Yesterday, Prime Minister Rutte and Minister Hugo de Jonge announced a number of new corona measures. They start today at 6:00 p.m.

These are the new measures as of this evening:

Also, both employees and visitors to nursing homes in the three safety regions in which the corona situation has been identified as‘ serious’ are going to wear preventive medical masks, Minister De Jonge (Health) announced in a Chamber Letter.

Good day!