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Netherlands extends lockdown until end of March

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte extended the country's coronavirus lockdown measures until the end of March, including the nationwide night-time curfew from 9:00 pm to 4:30 am local time.

However, the outgoing prime minister said several exceptions will be made in order to hold elections on March 17.

For his part, Minister of Health Hugo de Jonge described the current progress in COVID-19 vaccinations as "encouraging" and added that the country can look forward to "a beautiful summer" if current trends keep up.

Breaking the News / JC