Anyone up for a game of hide and seek?
Above is a cute photo of the school playground at Zuidwalschool, with a statue playing hide and seek in the right foreground and another statue hiding in the left background, by the tree. Can you see it?
In other news:
- Corona testing opens to everyone in Netherlands with symptoms (nltimes.nl) – from 1 June anyone can request to be tested, although the government does caution that you should only get tested if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. It will be interesting to see how the numbers go up because of that.
- Continuing with the above point, here are some statistics from the first day on Monday: the telephone number was about called 320,000 times (!), although 25% of the calls were not actually to set up an appointment to get tested. See also this article from nos.nl in Dutch. That’s a lot of telephone calls.
- The Dutch government now has a page with what people can expect after 1 June, written in simpler Dutch (rijksoverheid.nl). This was one of the big complaints – as we all know governments in general tend to write in complicated language. The Netherlands has anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 million residents who could be considered low-literate, depending on which link you read. See also the Dutch Wikipedia page on illiteracy.