Amsterdam, Rotterdam to impose mandatory masks in crowded streets

Amsterdam and Rotterdam will require from Wednesday onward masks in designated busy places, the Dutch cities announced Thursday.

The municipality of Amsterdam said that people will need to wear a mask in the famous red light district, as well as in busy shopping streets in the city center. “These are areas where it is tight and busy and where other measures have had insufficient effect or lead to undesirable economic effects,” it said in a statement.

In both cities, the mask obligation applies only to people aged 13 and older. Masks arent necessary in shops, restaurants or museums.

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