Summary proceedings festival organizer ID&T against government after new restrictions
ID&T, one of the largest festival organizers in the world, has instituted summary proceedings against the Dutch government. This is reported by the ANP news agency. The reason is the tightening of the corona measures, which means for the event industry that visitors must attend events and that multi-day festivals are banned.
The new restrictions are called “disproportionate” by ID&T boss Ritty van Straalen. Now that several festivals threaten to be canceled due to the new measures, ID&T is demanding in summary proceedings that the festivals continue under Fieldlab conditions, or that the government takes responsibility by paying for the costs through a guarantee fund. Such a guarantee fund was announced by a cabinet in March, but the exact conditions for compensation from the fund are unclear.
“During the Fieldlab events, we made a lot of effort together with the government and we drew conclusions from this together. Now the government is pulling its hands off it and leaving us dangling,” Van Straalen told ANP news agency. “We now want clarity. We can’t keep everyone on a leash until August 14.”
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In this blog, NRC keeps track of the latest news about the corona crisis at home and abroad. These were the most important developments of Friday 9 July:
The corona measures in our country will be tightened until at least 14 August. Nightclubs close and the rest of the catering industry has to close between midnight and 6 a.m. Multi-day events are prohibited, keeping one and a half meters away will be the norm again for other activities.
Koninklijke Horeca Nederland (KHN) calls the new corona restrictions the “peak of symbol politics”, whereby “the catering industry is being sacrificed again”. According to the trade association, the catering sector is again facing a difficult time. In the coming weeks, KHN will commit itself to “releasing the restrictions as soon as possible” and additional financial compensation for the industry.
The RIVM registered 6,986 positive corona tests in the past 24 hours. That is more than 1,500 more than a day earlier, when 5,475 positive tests were passed. Reports also came in between Thursday and Friday morning about two people who died from the effects of Covid-19.
The so-called reproduction number of the coronavirus has increased from 0.97 to 1.37. This is evident from information on the Corona dashboard of the central government. The value is calculated by the RIVM and is based on infection figures up to 21 June.
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