Dutch health experts advise tighter lockdown against COVID-19 surge

AMSTERDAM, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Dutch health experts have advised the government to close restaurants and non-essential stores by 5 p.m. as part of tighter lockdown measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, national broadcaster NOS reported on Thursday.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is expected to announce new measures to slow new infections, which are currently at record highs, on Friday.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Edmund Blair

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