Dutch Retailers Seek To Adapt To New Strict Measures, Following COVID Spike
Dutch retailers are putting in place measures to deal with a new 'partial lockdown' implemented by the government to tackle the spread of COVID-19.
On Tuesday, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the closure of cafés, bars and restaurants (except for takeaway service), a ban on the sale of alcohol after 8pm, and restrictions on retail opening hours as well as the number of people that can gather indoors.
The measures will be in effect for a period of four weeks, with a review of their impact after two weeks, and follow a spike in cases in recent days, with 6,844 new cases reported on 13 October.
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