That says a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS). According to the spokeswoman, a word was kept in advance with these DdoS attacks (distributed denial of service, ed.), where, where, cyber criminals try to throw websites with internet traffic. “We can knock them off well,” said the spokeswoman. Around 10 p.m., the crowds eased slightly.
Saturday was the first day everyone from 13 years old had to have a corona ticket with them for a visit to a business, (sports) event of an art and culture institution. This caused a lot of pressure on the CoronaCheck app, which can be used for this. It is said that people who have downloaded the QR code before say no problems.
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“We advise everyone to try again at a later date.” The ministry also advises people to download the code at home, even if they go somewhere where they need a corona pass. It is then available offline.
The website allestoringen.nl shows that the number of reports about the CoronaCheck app rose to more than 1,800 on Saturday evening. Many people expressed their dissatisfaction with the overloaded app on social media.
Fist in the face
According to Koninklijke Horeca Nederland (KHN), the problems with the CoronaCheck app are “a blow in the face of catering entrepreneurs.”
According to general manager Dirk Beljaarts, there are long queues for catering establishments in certain cities with people unable to enter due to the problems. “This is very wry for the catering entrepreneurs who have to work with these measures without being asked, that on this day the technology abandons them.”
According to Beljaarts, there is also insufficient testing capacity for people who want to go out with a negative corona test. “In less densely populated areas, such as Zeeland, people have to travel too long.” In other places, he says, getting an appointment is tricky.
“How in God’s name are catering entrepreneurs still supposed to make sales if they are opposed in all ways?” the KHN director wonders. According to him, it looks like the problems with the CoronaCheck app will continue for a while. “And before you know it, it’s twelve o’clock and the catering industry has to close again.”
“The chaos is complete,” said catering boss Laurens Meyer on Saturday evening. “Now hundreds of people everywhere are lined up for the check at the entrance. Only then can the virus really be well. The government and the cabinet must stop this nonsense immediately. Catering entrepreneurs and their guests really can’t go anywhere anymore. We can’t do much more than see if there is a green check mark on the corona app and then just let people pass quickly.”