Dutch parliament approves new coronavirus curfew law

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch parliament has approved hastily drawn-up legislation underpinning the country’s coronavirus curfew after a judge ordered the measure scrapped earlier this week. After Thursday’s vote, the legislation is now expected to be debated by the senate on Friday — the same day that government lawyers go to court to appeal the order banning the 9 p.m.-to-4:30 a.m. curfew. If the senate approves the legislation, the curfew will remain in place and the appeal court’s decision will be largely irrelevant. The curfew, which sparked rioting last month but is very broadly supported and followed, remains in force pending the outcome of that appeal.