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Netherlands set to impose three-week partial lockdown as cases surge

As Covid-19 cases surge throughout the Netherlands, the Dutch Government will be imposing a three-week partial lockdown, which will be Western Europe’s first partial lockdown since the summer.

According to the Dutch broadcaster NOS; bars, restaurants and non-essential services will be required to close from 7pm, starting from tomorrow.

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People will be urged to work from home as often as possible and no audiences will be allowed at sporting events, including the Netherlands’ home World Cup qualifier with Norway next week.

However, schools along with theatres and cinemas will remain open.

A final decision will be made today by Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Cabinet.

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With a population of 17.5 million, the Netherlands has reported 16,300 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours with the new wave of infections placing pressure on hospitals throughout the country.

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