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Dutch COVID-19 patients transferred to Germany as hospitals struggle

Dutch COVID-19 patients transferred to Germany as hospitals struggle

FILE PHOTO: Medics treat a patient infected with COVID-19, in the intensive care unit at Maastricht UMC+ Hospital in Maastricht, Netherlands, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Plans include limiting access to many public places to people who have been vaccinated or have recently recovered from COVID-19 but it remains unclear whether the government will find a majority for them to become law.

As of Monday, 470 of a total 1,050 intensive care beds in the Netherlands were being used for COVID-19 patients and hospitals are already scaling back regular care, including cancer treatments and heart operations, to secure enough room for coronavirus cases.

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Source: Reuters/ga

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