Dutch close schools, bars, sex clubs, cannabis cafes over virus

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15 mars 2020, 17.50

The Dutch government on Sunday ordered the closing of all schools, bars, restaurants, sex clubs and cannabis cafes in a bid to fight the spread of the new coronavirus.

"From tomorrow, March 16 until April 6, the coming three weeks, schools and day care centres will be closed except for those children whose parents are in vital jobs," Education Minister Arie Slob said.

"All restaurants and bars are closing from 6pm (1700 GMT) today as well as sports clubs, saunas, sex clubs and coffeeshops (cannabis cafes)," added Health Minister Bruno Bruins, speaking at a press conference.