Good morning! The first maintenance on the National Monument on Dam Square in 25 years starts today and the parliaments of Sweden and Finland are debating joining NATO.
First the weather: cloud fields, but also the occasional sun. A shower will fall locally this morning, this afternoon a few rain or thunderstorms will develop mainly inland. It will be 20 to 23 degrees in the west of the country and 24 to 26 degrees in the interior.
Are you hitting the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. View the rail timetable here.
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The Netherlands is ill-prepared for a violent revival of the corona virus in the autumn, which is why a lockdown is coming back into the picture. That’s what hospital directors, virologists and other experts say to the NOS.
Today the House of Representatives is talking about the ‘longer-term corona policy’, but according to the experts, there is too little talk about the preparations for a corona wave this autumn. The government plans are too non-committal and the elaboration of these plans takes too long. Valuable time is lost as a result.
The biggest problem is still the staff shortage in healthcare. “Many of the healthcare staff have not been able to recover. Absenteeism is still high and so is the pressure on people,” says Mark Kramer, chairman of the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution.
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Ukraine won the Song Contest on Saturday evening and that meant a heart under the belt of Europe for the country at war. Commentary on Ukrainian TV was given by Timur Miroshnychenko, from an air raid shelter. The NOS spoke to him.