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  • Voters in Amsterdam took to their bikes and cars on Monday to cast their ballots in the Dutch national election with a ban on gatherings of more than two people.

  • Voting has been spread over three days to help ensure social distancing at polling stations.

  • An exception on the 9 p.m. national curfew, the first since World War II, will also be made for people casting their votes.

  • The election is widely seen as a referendum on the Dutch government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The country was the last in the European Union to start vaccinating and it flip flopped over face masks.

  • But hospitals didn't run out of beds through to Covid 19 infection peaks.

  • Prime Minister Mark Rutte to is widely expected to gain enough support to secure 1/4 term, with Gert Wilders of the anti Islam Freedom Party expected to come Second.

  • Coronavirus infections in the Netherlands are now rising at the fastest pace in months and the National Institute for Health has advised against any swift easing out of lockdown.

  • On Sunday, police broke up a demonstration by thousands of people in The Hague to protest against the lockdown and curfew.


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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/16
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