Netherlands to impose partial lockdown as Covid cases hit new high

Posted by on November 12, 2021 5:13 am
Categories: Global Stories

Restrictions coming into force on Saturday are the first by a western European country since the summer

The Netherlands will become the first western European country to impose a partial lockdown since the summer, Dutch media have reported, introducing strict new measures from Saturday in the face of record numbers of new Covid-19 infections.

The restrictions, due to be announced by the prime minister, Mark Rutte, on Friday evening and to last at least three weeks, include the closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential shops from 7pm, the public broadcaster NOS said.

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