Dutch register more than 7,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, new record: official data

People with and without masks shop in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands reached a new record in daily coronavirus cases, hitting nearly 7,400 infections in 24 hours, data released on Tuesday showed.

The government is preparing to announce new social restrictions at a press conference with Prime Minister Mark Rutte at 1900 local time (1700GMT).

(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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