Despite the appeal to German: onslaught on Dutch beaches

The Coronavirus pandemic has the world firmly in its grip: More than five million people were infected worldwide with the novel pathogen, Sars-CoV-2 – 181.468 of them so far in Germany.

Despite the appeal to German: onslaught on Dutch beaches

The Netherlands is awakening from the Corona-crisis. As of Monday, the Restaurants are allowed to open in the country. And also to the Dutch beaches, the Hotels prepare for a major onslaught. So Björn van Lith, Director of the Ramada Hotel in Scheveningen, reported in an interview with the "Bild"-Newspaper of many German tourists:

"Normally, 50 percent of the guests come from the Netherlands and 35 in Germany. Now, however, we have just 85 percent of guests are from Germany."

A mask of duty there is not in the neighboring country. The German guests also feel in Corona times and has made the Hotel a number of precautions: "We will have Breakfast, for example, in layers. The reception we have provided with protection walls. Within the space of the space of 1.5 metres must be adhered to. In addition, there is only one direction. And: Before you Enter a room, you have the hands desinfizieren", van Lith explained.

The mayor of the Dutch border places had asked their neighbors in North Rhine-Westphalia, previously, to stay on the day of Pentecost to the home. The concern was that the Corona Virus will spread through large crowds of people quickly wrote the Venloer mayor Antoine Scholten in an Open letter on Friday in the name of all the 15 mayors of the southern Region of the Netherlands. Normally, the Germans are very much appreciated, guests were. "We miss Sie", so the mayor: "We do not ask you, but now, from neighbor to neighbor, to come up with, if it is really necessary."

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