Senay Boztas

Why the Dutch can’t stop bending the Covid rules

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Half an hour before a partial lockdown began on Wednesday night, scores of people packed into tents outside a bar in the Hague to drink and party. Their celebrations were perhaps characteristic of how the Dutch have handled the pandemic.

Metres away, in the Dutch lower house, parliamentarians were at that moment enacting a partial lockdown to control spiralling coronavirus infections in the Netherlands.

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Senay Boztas
Senay Boztas is an English journalist who has lived in the Netherlands for more than a decade

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