Coronavirus Pandemic

Netherlands re-imposes Covid-19 restrictions due to infection surge

Filed on July 9, 2021

(Reuters file)

Prime Minister said the measures would remain in place until August 14.

The Netherlands on Friday re-imposed restrictions on nightclubs, restaurants and music festivals just weeks after they were lifted, in an effort to halt a sudden surge in Covid-19 infections, mostly among young adults.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the measures would take effect from Saturday morning and remain in place until August 14.

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