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(...)

Dutch caretaker prime minister Mark Rutte (left) greets Pieter Omtzigt  prior to the swearing-in of the members of the House of Representatives, in The Hague, the Netherlands, on Wednesday. Photograph: Remko de Waal/ EPA

The Netherlands shortened its controversial nightly curfew by one hour from Wednesday evening despite the seventh consecutive week of rises in new cor(...)