The Netherlands has entered another 3-week partial lockdown from Saturday; one of the measures includes nightclubs closing at 8:PM.
This new regulation comes into place after the Netherlands recorded its highest number of cases in one day. This resulted in the 7-day average surpassing over 12,000 cases, with over 85% of the adult population in the country are fully vaccinated against the virus.
Measurements such as clubs and bars closing early at 8:PM are being put in place with social distancing measurements that have also been reintroduced and people have been advised to have no more than four people visit their home at any given time.
“Tonight we are bringing a very unpleasant message with very unpleasant and far-reaching measures,” Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a televised address on Friday evening. “The virus is everywhere and needs to be combated everywhere.”
While COVID-19 wave 4 is still present in some countries, it seems that Western Europe experiences wave 5, with multiple new daily cases rising in countries as Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and more.