Netherlands re-imposes COVID-19 curbs due to infection surge

People walk past restaurants and bars in Amsterdam.
People walk past restaurants and bars as the Netherlands battles to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Amsterdam, Netherlands October 14 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

AMSTERDAM, July 9 (Reuters) - The Netherlands on Friday re-imposed restrictions on nightclubs, restaurants and music festivals just weeks after they were lifted, in an effort to halt a sudden surge in COVID-19 infections, mostly among young adults.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the measures would take effect from Saturday morning and remain in place until Aug. 14.

Reporting by Anthony Deutsch and Stephanie van den Berg Editing by Chris Reese

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