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Netherlands: Amsterdam's Red Light District reopens as COVID restrictions eased02:04

Netherlands: Amsterdam's Red Light District reopens as COVID restrictions eased

Netherlands, Amsterdam
July 2, 2020 at 03:51 GMT -00:00 · Published

The famous Red Light District in Amsterdam reopened on Wednesday and sex workers were able to return to work after they had been forced to stop in mid-March due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Some of the sex workers could be seen behind Red Light District windows offering their services with tourists and residents walking by in what looks like a return to normal life in the centre of Amsterdam.

"I have a lot of friends that are working and they are super clean, they take the measures super strict because they are working with their bodies and, you know? They are the first person who don't want to get COVID or [anything.] I think it is really ok that they start to work," stated local resident Monica Barrera.

"They have not worked for a lot of time, they are as much needed as other people working in the city, so I'm happy for them," said Amsterdam resident Yana Mamontova.

More restrictions are being eased nationwide, gyms and saunas will be also be allowed to reopen on July 1, with social distancing measures in place. Night clubs will remain closed until September 1.

Netherlands: Amsterdam's Red Light District reopens as COVID restrictions eased02:04
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The famous Red Light District in Amsterdam reopened on Wednesday and sex workers were able to return to work after they had been forced to stop in mid-March due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Some of the sex workers could be seen behind Red Light District windows offering their services with tourists and residents walking by in what looks like a return to normal life in the centre of Amsterdam.

"I have a lot of friends that are working and they are super clean, they take the measures super strict because they are working with their bodies and, you know? They are the first person who don't want to get COVID or [anything.] I think it is really ok that they start to work," stated local resident Monica Barrera.

"They have not worked for a lot of time, they are as much needed as other people working in the city, so I'm happy for them," said Amsterdam resident Yana Mamontova.

More restrictions are being eased nationwide, gyms and saunas will be also be allowed to reopen on July 1, with social distancing measures in place. Night clubs will remain closed until September 1.

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