When a pub owner is more responsible than anyone in government
Translated by Thomas Ansell
A number of pubs and clubs in Groningen’s city centre have decided to close their doors due to the huge surge in new Coronavirus cases in the city. Groningen sits at the top of the Dutch leaderboard for new cases (236 per 100,000 residents), and with 228 new cases reported yesterday. As reported by Sikkom.
The pubs, all favourites with the sort of people that have been holding huge frat parties, are De Negende Cirkel, Shooters, Feestcafé Klein; and Ocean 41. All are run by the same company, owned by Marcel Levee, who says that the economic benefits of keeping the bars open does not outweigh the public health downsides.
Meanwhile, the Mayor of Groningen, has asked clubs to keep better to the rules, or he’ll be forced to tighten regulations.