Hugo De Jonge

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Johnson & Johnson have committed to supplying the EU with over 200 million doses of vaccine. File photograph: Justin Tallis/ / AFP via Getty Images

Johnson & Johnson has told the European Union it is facing supply issues that may complicate plans to deliver 55 million doses of its Covid-19 vac(...)

A man cycles by the Covid-19 testing centre in Bovenkarspel, northern Netherlands, targeted by the explosion. Photograph:  Aris Oikonomou/AFP via Getty

Dutch police are investigating an apparent escalation in opposition to lockdown restrictions after what appears to have been a rudimentary pipe bomb e(...)

Minister for health Hugo de Jonge and prime minister Mark Rutte. Photograph: Sem van der Wal/EPA

It’s perhaps the single most telling insight into Mark Rutte’s personality that he regards himself as a manager rather than a political visionary. “If(...)

A woman gets a throat and nasal swab at a Covid-19 testing facility of the Municipal Health Authority GGD, in Utrecht, Netherlands, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Peter Dejong/AP

Having been one of the last countries in Europe to introduce obligatory masks, the Netherlands could also become one of the slowest to begin Covid-19 (...)

Amsterdam city centre during a partial lockdown. Photograph: Ramon Van Flymen/ANP/AFP via Getty

Although the Dutch government says it believes the second wave of Covid-19 has peaked, the virus has confounded expectations over the past 72 hours – (...)

 Hugo de Jonge, Dutch minister of health,  arrives for the plenary debate in the Lower House about the developments surrounding the coronavirus, in The Hague, The Netherlands on Wednesday. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

A four-week “partial lockdown” imposed in the Netherlands a fortnight ago in a bid to control a second wave of coronavirus has been extended until “we(...)

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(...)

Castle Square in Stuttgart, southern Germany on Tuesday. From today face masks will be mandatory in the Stuttgart city centre. Photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images

European governments are adding new restrictions and calling on citizens to make sacrifices in a bid to contain a record increase in coronavirus cases(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte: “We are giving the whole of the Netherlands some clear urgent advice.” Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/EPA

Under pressure from MPs, retailers, and even from Donald Trump’s chief virologist, the Dutch government has reversed its firmly held position of the p(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte and health minister Hugo de Jonge give a press conference. Photograph: Phil Nijhuis/ANP/AFP via Getty

An immediate ban on all unnecessary travel between its three largest cities – Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam – is the centrepiece of a new program(...)

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