Here is a sign that the summer has returned to the Netherlands: they have turned on the fountain by Centraal Station, in the Anna van Buerenplein:
Since we’re now past 21 June I guess it means that summer can officially begin. And it looks like it will start with a bang – a small heatwave from Tuesday at any rate.
In other news:
- RIVM (the National Institute for Public Health and Environment) recorded 0 deaths in the last 24 hours (see news from 22 June). This is the first time 0 deaths have occurred since early March. Of course, a death can be reported at a later time for today or yesterday, but it is still a very encouraging sign.
- Vitamin K found in some cheeses could help fight Covid-19, study suggests from theguardian.com. This study was done in a Dutch hospital in Nijmegen. Also interesting: Blood type, genes tied to risk of severe COVID-19: European study from Reuters.com. There are interesting studies going on around the world. Everyone is trying to find out all they can about the coronavirus, as fast as they can.
- Beach bistros want permission to stay open throughout the winter from nltimes.nl. Most beach restaurants are required to dismantle for the winter and then rebuild in the spring, to avoid any damage caused during winter storms. But as you can see in the article, those dismantle/rebuild costs would be too high after the loss of income they have already experienced.