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Wake-up service 8/4: Cabinet makes decision about AstraZeneca • Ajax in EL quarter-final

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

What can you expect?

  • The Health Council is today issuing an urgent advice on AstraZeneca. The caretaker cabinet then decides how the vaccination program will proceed. Vaccination with AstraZeneca is currently on hold in people under 60 years of age. The European Medicines Agency EMA announced yesterday that there is a possible link between the vaccine and the rare combination of thrombosis and a lowered platelet count. According to the EMA, the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the side effects.
  • Koninklijke Horeca Nederland (KHN) will sit down with outgoing Minister Grapperhaus and State Secretary Keijzer to discuss the possibilities for reopening the catering industry again; yesterday it was already leaked that the cabinet plans to open the terraces from April 21.
  • Ajax plays a home game against AS Roma in the quarter finals of the Europa League.

What did you miss?

In the ‘corona year’ 2020 there were far fewer road accidents than in other years. Nevertheless, the number of victims fell less sharply than expected, according to data over the past year that were collected and analyzed by the police, insurers and the traffic engineering office VIA.

The number of road accidents was 80,000 in the past year. That is a decrease of 20 percent compared to recent years, when an average of 100,000 accidents were registered.

19,000 people were injured in traffic, 10 percent less than in previous years when an average of 21,000 road casualties occurred. Police estimate that 500 people were killed on the road; a few dozen fewer than in previous years.

Other news from the night:

And then this:

You could already pull greeting cards from the wall in Santpoort-Noord in North Holland, but recently you can also go to the vending machine in the Hoofdstraat for a corona rapid test. Owner André Mes of copy-Druk Santpoort store calls it a playful action, but people are enthusiastic. “It works well with the public. It’s a way to get a little buzz in your store.”

Wake-up service 8/4: Cabinet makes decision about AstraZeneca • Ajax in EL quarter-final
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