The third (fourth?) wave seems to be waning
By Thomas Ansell
Following the Dutch government’s disastrous and eventually abortive attempt to throw off all Coronavirus regulations at once, the huge wave of new cases caused by unfettered night club access seems to now be falling away.
In Groningen, for example, there were only 117 positive tests yesterday (7-day average: 206), whilst Friesland also saw lower figures than its 7-day average, with 129 positive tests yesterday (average: 160). Drenthe remains the least-affected Province, with 78 new infections yesterday, also lower than its 7-day average of 93.
Four people had to be admitted to hospital in Groningen, with another three in Friesland. In terms of official risk level, only Drenthe and Zeeland (level 3 of 4) aren’t at the highest risk level of ‘very serious’, although it is possible that the falling infection figures will force a re-think on Wednesday.
No-appointment testing in Groningen
Groningen’s MartiniPlaza will now no longer require an appointment if you think that you have the Coronavirus and would like to get tested. You must still book an apointment at the MartiniPlaza (and all the other test centres in the city) if you’d like to have a negative test for, for example, travelling. Via RTV Noord.
12-17 year old can get double-shotted earlier
People aged between 12 and 17 are currently being vaccinated using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and can now receive their second shot three weeks after their first. People over 18 must wait four weeks between their shots, and people are fully protected two weeks after their second shot.