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Netherlands reopens restaurants, cinemas as COVID-19 death toll remains low

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Source:Xinhua Published: 2020/6/2 9:12:47

The Netherlands reopened restaurants, cafes, theaters, concert halls, museums and cinemas on Monday after two and a half months' COVID-19 lockdown.

According to the rules, a maximum of 30 people are allowed in restaurants, cafes, theaters, concert halls and cinemas, as long as the 1.5-meter social distancing rules can be kept. A maximum of two people who are not from the same household can sit together at one table.

In museums, the maximum number of visitors depends on the available space. Reservations are required for all activities.

"We are taking the second step in easing the anti-coronavirus measures today," Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Twitter. "Only if everyone adheres to the measures we can take a step forward."

From May 11, primary schools and childcare reopened partially in the country and contact professions such as hairdressers, driving instructors, masseurs and dentists also reopened under conditions. The relaxation of the measures follows a downward trend in the COVID-19 figures for more than a month.

Since Sunday, the COVID-19 death toll in The Netherlands rose by 6 to a total of 5,962, while the number of confirmed cases grew by 103 to 46,545, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) announced on Monday.

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