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300 Zurich Clubbers Told To Quarantine After Attending Venue
Christian Eede , June 30th, 2020 08:52

One patron tested positive for coronavirus after attending the club in the Swiss city

300 attendees of a Zurich nightclub last week have been told to quarantine for 10 days after an attendee of the venue tested positive for COVID-19.

After opening its doors to hundreds of clubbers a night just last week, the Flamingo Club has been put at the centre of this order which has been issued by the Swiss health authorities. The clubber tested positive for the coronavirus last Thursday some days after attending the club, while five others they were with went on to test positive the following day.

In line with current post-lockdown rules in Switzerland, the club provided health authorities with details of the staff and revellers who were at the club at the same time as those who've tested positive. Those people were subsequently contacted on Saturday and told to quarantine for 10 days.

Switzerland's government has recently announced that it would allow gatherings of up to 1000 people to start taking place again with new cases of the coronavirus having declined in the country in recent weeks. 69 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across the country between Friday and Sunday however.

This incident is a further blow to hopes for the world's clubbing and entertainment industry getting back on its feet and opening up again without a vaccine for COVID-19, following on from the order in May that nightclubs in Seoul should close again after being linked to a new wave of infections there.

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