Three Amsterdam catering establishments close because of corona infections NOW


Three Amsterdam catering businesses partially or temporarily close their doors after consultation with the safety region and the GGD. At one café, a staff member continued to work while they had complaints, while in other cases contamination clusters were probably created, the municipality reports in a press release.

The catering businesses that take measures are Café in the City on the Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen, restaurant No Rules on Marie Heinekenplein and Café Zwart on the Dam.

Café in the City closes for two weeks after consultation with the Amsterdam-Amstelland Safety Region, after it appeared in source research by the GGD. There are probably ten infections.

A small contamination cluster has also been discovered at No Rules. The GGD can trace at least four infections to the restaurant, which will therefore close the bar area for the next two weeks.

At Café Zwart, a staff member worked on for several days with complaints. He recently tested positive for the coronavirus. The GGD tries to find out how many visitors have recently been in the pub, in the context of source and contact research. For the time being, the interior of the cafe will remain closed and visitors are only welcome on the terrace.

“Stay alert and follow the corona rules”

The municipality also writes that many infections are observed in the private sphere, such as family gatherings and parties. “It is important that everyone remains alert to complying with the corona rules and that they keep a sufficient distance.”

It is not the first time that infections have been traced to catering establishments. Earlier this month, 23 infections were linked to a café in Hillegom. The virus probably spread there because people with mild complaints did not get tested, the GGD Hollands Midden reasoned.


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