Now that people who work in health care can get tested for coronavirus more easily, absenteeism due to illness among nursing home staff is peaking. More and more healthcare professionals are testing positive and have to stay at home until they are better. As a result, there is a shortage of healthcare workers. In this live blog we will keep you informed on Friday with the latest news about the corona crisis.
The six hundred employees of the slaughterhouse Vion in Groenlo in Gelderland will remain in home quarantine for the next two weeks after 45 employees there tested positive for corona. Vion maintains intensive contact with all employees until they can get back to work. Meat production is temporarily moved to other Vion locations in the Netherlands.
The Lifeliner 5, the trauma helicopter specially designed for corona transport, will be available again from Friday for the regular transport of patients from the Wadden Islands to the mainland. Due to the decreasing number of corona patients who require intensive care, air transport over longer distances is no longer necessary.
Martial artists gather in The Hague on Friday for a demonstration against the cabinet’s ban on opening martial arts schools due to the corona crisis. From noon onwards, renowned athletes from various martial arts branches – including former world champion K1 Ernesto Hoost and the Armenian-Dutch kickboxer Gago Drago – will support the action by giving lessons to small groups.
Despite the reopening of the schools – now that the spread of the coronavirus in the Netherlands is less rapid – more than five hundred primary school pupils are still missing. They have often been off the radar for weeks, while schools and school attendance officers pulled out all the stops to track them down. Trouw writes this based on a survey conducted by the General Association of School Leaders (AVS) among 995 school leaders in (special) primary education.
Now that people who work in health care can get tested for coronavirus more easily, absenteeism due to illness among nursing home staff is peaking. More and more healthcare professionals are testing positive and have to stay at home until they are better. As a result, there is a shortage of care workers, says Conny Helder of the trade association of care organizations ActiZ in De Telegraaf.