Dutch hit daily record with around 6,500 new coronavirus cases

The Dutch government has warned that new restrictions will have to be imposed across the country after it reached a new record in daily infections.
The Dutch government has warned that new restrictions will have to be imposed across the country after it reached a new record in daily infections.
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The Netherlands reached a new record in daily coronavirus cases, hitting nearly 6,500 infections in 24 hours, data released on Saturday showed.

The government has warned that new restrictions will have to be imposed across the country, one of the worst hit in Europe's second Covid-19 wave, if the number of infections and hospital admissions does not drop this weekend.

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