Netherlands is going into a partial lockdown for at least four weeks.
Netherlands to go into ‘partial lockdown’ with all bars, cafes and restaurants to close and bars save for takeaway, gatherings of more than 30 banned, mask wearing compulsory everywhere indoors -alcohol sales prohibited after 8pm
With most of Europe at peak infection levels.Dutch PM Mark Rutte warned 17 mn wers ‘very real’ risk of stricter measures Of 2vweeks lock. Dutch parliament debated giving the Government the power to make the use of face masks mandatory in public places on Wed.
Netherlands to return to ‘partial lockdown’
“Today we are announcing new and weighty measures and in fact we are going to a partial lockdown,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said in a TV news conference.
He announced that bars and restaurants will be closed except for takeaway or delivery, and alcohol sales in the evening will also be banned.
Mr Rutte said that the measures will go into effect on Wednesday for a period of two weeks.
They also include making the wearing of cloth masks mandatory for people 13 years and older in indoor spaces.
Gatherings of more than 30 people will be banned nationwide.