What happened on March 17 around the coronavirus in Drenthe and Groningen? Check it out quickly in this overview – Extra



It was another busy day full of corona news.

  • Groningers and Drents applauded for the care staff
  • The cabinet promises billions in support to affected entrepreneurs
  • Mayor Koen Schuiling: Anyone who breaks the corona rules risks a fine or imprisonment

292 new infections in the Netherlands

292 new people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. This brings the total positively tested people in the Netherlands to 1705.

Two employees with corona did work in hospitals in Emmen and Hoogeveen

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Two employees worked with corona in hospitals in Emmen and Hoogeveen

Two of the three employees of the Treant hospitals in Emmen and Hoogeveen who have tested positive for the coronavirus have been in contact with colleagues from their hospital departments.

Schools open to allow final-year students to take school exams

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Schools still open for final-year school exams

Pupils who are in their final year of high school can still go to school to take their school exams. If the exams cannot continue due to the corona crisis, this will be decided no later than 6 April.

Drenthe emergency ordinance is effective immediately. Measures for markets (which will continue)

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Mayors of Drenthe announce emergency ordinance

The twelve mayors of Drenthe have issued an emergency ordinance for the entire province. Markets where more than a hundred people gather are prohibited. This does not apply to weekly markets.

Scheper Hospital in Emmen gets “isolation street”

The emergency department in Emmen will receive an “isolation street” for corona patients.

Stubborn Ibruprofen fable on Whatsapp

There is a rumor on social media that you should absolutely not use ibuprofen if you are not feeling well these days. It would make you more susceptible to the new coronavirus. There is no evidence for this.


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“General practitioners hold special cough consultation hours for potentially corona-infected patients”

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GPs in Drenthe hold “cough consultation hour”

The GPs in Drenthe are in full preparation for an influx of sick patients as a result of the coronavirus. For example, they start a special cough consultation hour for patients who may be infected with corona.