More closures expected: music venues, zoos, theme parks all on the table

The new coronavirus measures, anticipated to be delivered at tonight’s press conference, are now also expected to include the closure of theme parks, music venues, and zoos. Gyms, schools, and contact professions will remain open.

The cabinet has been considering a package of new measures to combat the rapid spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands. In addition to closing museums, theatres, cinemas, and libraries, the cabinet is now considering further closures in the entertainment sector. Amusement parks, zoos, music venues, and concert halls are all on the table. This is according to insider sources from RTL Nieuws.

The new measures are expected to be enforced for two weeks, starting from Thursday. The cabinet is also planning to reduce the public group size from four to two people.

Schools, gyms, and contact professions such as hairdressers are allowed to remain open under these measures.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Health Minister Hugo de Jonge will formally announce the new measures at tonight’s 7 PM press conference. 

You can follow the press conference in real-time on our Live Blog tonight. And to stay up-to-date with coronavirus in the Netherlands, follow us on Facebook.

Feature Image: Gustavo Fring/Pexels 

Brin Andrews
Brin is an avid ice cream eater from the US, calling Amsterdam home since early 2019. As a lover of mountains, life below sea level has been a bit of an adjustment, but she manages to stay afloat with long runs, wine, and frequent travel. Incidentally, these are a few of her favourite topics to write about.


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