July 18, 2024



COVID-19: Rutte annouces new Dutch ‘partial lockdown’, Austria and Germany mull new restrictions


By Euronews with AP, AFP

The Netherlands will go into a three-week partial lockdown, the caretaker Prime Minister announced on Friday evening.

“Tonight we have a very unpleasant message with very unpleasant and far-reaching decisions,” Mark Rutte said in a televised address.

The lockdown, which begins on Saturday night, will see bars, restaurants and supermarkets close at 20:00 and non-essential stores shut their doors at 18:00. Professional sports will be played in empty stadiums and people are being urged to work from home as much as possible.

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