Jaap van Delden, head of vaccinations at  public health institute RIVM:  AstraZeneca “will soon no longer be needed”. Photograph: Joris Verwijst/BSR

The Dutch government’s senior adviser on vaccinations has been accused of undermining the coronavirus inoculation programme by apparently accepting th(...)

Outgoing Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte announced the easing of some minor restrictions on Tuesday evening.  File photograph: EPA/Bart Maat

The Netherlands’ caretaker government has extended the coronavirus lockdown and its controversial overnight curfew until at least March 15th – the fir(...)

Employees of a cafe in Amsterdam watch a press conference by Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday evening about new coronavirus restrictions. Photograph: Remko De Waal/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

With the most recent measures aimed at combating a second wave of Covid-19 showing no sign of working, the Netherlands has returned to “partial lockdo(...)