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New Dutch Finance Minister Kaag Tests Positive for COVID-19 Day Before Inauguration | World News

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands’ new finance minister Sigrid Kaag will miss the ceremonial inauguration of the brand new Dutch authorities on Monday as she has examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

“I’ve examined optimistic for corona. It shall be a barely completely different begin then I had hoped for”, Kaag tweeted on Sunday.

“My set up will happen digitally. Luckily I really feel superb.”

Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s fourth consecutive authorities is ready to be put in by Dutch King Willem-Alexander on Monday, virtually 10 months after the final election and a 12 months since his earlier administration stepped down.

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Although the federal government coalition consists of the identical 4 events which have been in cost since 2017, it took a document of just about 300 days to carry them again collectively after the inconclusive March 17 elections made events extra reluctant than ever to compromise.

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Their set up comes amid a pointy rise in coronavirus infections because of the Omicron variant, regardless of a broad lockdown that has stored most public locations closed since mid-December.

Former United Nations diplomat Kaag served as international minister within the earlier authorities and is the chief of the second-largest celebration within the coalition, pro-EU D66.

Besides lacking the assembly with the king, she can even be absent from the normal {photograph} of the brand new cupboard taken on the steps of the royal palace.

(Reporting by Bart Meijer, and Louise Heavens)

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