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Clubs forced to close early as The Netherlands enters partial 3-week lockdown

This is the first post-summer lockdown in western Europe

  • Aneesa Ahmed
  • 15 November 2021
Clubs forced to close early as The Netherlands enters partial 3-week lockdown

The Netherlands has entered another 3-week partial lockdown from Saturday; one of the measures includes nightclubs closing at 8:PM.

According to Reuters, the Netherlands' caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that Dutch people will be seeing COVID-19 rules implemented that they did not expect to see again.

This new regulation comes into place after the Netherlands recorded its highest number of cases in one day. This resulted in the 7-day average surpassing over 12,000 cases.

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Over 85% of the adult population in the country are fully vaccinated against the virus.

As part of this partial lockdown, measurements such as clubs and bars closing early at 8:PM are being put in place.

Social distancing measurements have also been reintroduced and people have been advised to have no more than four people visit their home at any given time.

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In a televised address by Rutte on Friday evening, he said: "Tonight we are bringing a very unpleasant message with very unpleasant and far-reaching measures,

"The virus is everywhere and needs to be combated everywhere."

With this announcement, a group of roughly 100 anti-lockdown protestors gathered around The Hague.

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Several people were detained during this demonstration for setting off fireworks near the parliamentary building and for throwing objects at the police.

Other measures that have come into place include cafes closing at 8:PM and non essential shops and supermarkets to also close early.

[Via: Reuters]

Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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