Monday, June 27, 2022

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

Netherlands offers free pickled herring as Covid jab incentive

After Russia offered cars, Washington state spliffs, Indonesia live chickens and Hong Kong the chance of a £1.2m apartment, the latest country to reward people who show up for their Covid shots is the Netherlands – with soused herring.Early...

Party’s over: Amsterdam plans to keep tourists ‘in penis outfits’ away

Amsterdam has said it will not allow a return to the “nuisance and massive crowds” the city endured before the pandemic, sending a blunt warning that visitors “whose intention is to booze and misbehave, dressed like a penis” should...

High risk of autumn Covid surge in Europe despite drop in infections, says WHO

Covid-19 infections, hospitalisations and deaths are falling fast across Europe, but the risk of a deadly autumn resurgence remains high as societies open up and the more transmissible Delta variant advances, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.The warning...

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