Geneva nightclubs to remain closed until mid-November

Geneva nightclubs to remain closed until mid-November
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Discos, nightclubs, cabarets and other dancing venues will be closed in Geneva until mid-November, authorities decided on Wednesday.

The ban was extended until November 16th, reported Keystone-SDA on Wednesday

Geneva is currently the heaviest hit canton in Switzerland, with 96 new infections per 100,000 over the two weeks to September 1st. 

Swiss authorities: 'We opened bars and nightclubs too early' 

While cantonal authorities said the situation in the canton appeared to be stabilising, infection rates were still high. 

As a result, reopening dance halls and nightclubs in the coming weeks would be “unthinkable”. 

Although the decision is set to hurt the already struggling nightlife industry in the canton, Geneva said it would allow operators to rent out their venues for private parties such as weddings and birthdays. 

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