The Dutch Government has announced a short, partial lockdown of three weeks, which started on November 13 and will run until at least December 3, to curb the rising number of Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations.
There will be a new set of measures that include a mandatory closing time for land-based gambling venues (6 p.m.), including casinos and slot machine arcades.
“The virus is everywhere and has to be fought in all places as well. To get over this difficult period, more action is needed, therefore six measures will be implemented starting tomorrow from 6:00 PM, to reduce contacts,” Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a press conference last Friday, reports The Brussels Times.
All visitors of gambling venues must continue to present a valid coronavirus entry pass. Face masks continue to be mandatory in places where a coronavirus entry pass is not required, and people must remain 1.5 meters apart from each other in said places.
For sporting events, spectators are not allowed to be in attendance for professional and amateur events.