Good morning! Germany is choosing a new parliament today and voting in Switzerland too: a referendum on same-sex marriage is being held there.
Weather: today, sun and a few cloud fields alternate. The southern wind blows most moderately, strength 3 to 4, it will be a warm late summer day with 20 to 22 degrees in coastal areas and 23 or 24 degrees inland. A little more cloud cover will follow later and a rain or thunderstorm is possible against or in the evening.
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What did you miss?
The first day on which the corona entry ticket was in place for hospitality and events, among others, went without major problems for enforcers. Thats what the Boa Bond says after a tour of twenty cities.
“That has three things to do: in all cities there was a good consultation with the hospitality industry in all cities, because of the fine weather, many people stayed outdoors and boas were reluctant in most municipalities,” said chairman Frank Kuin of the union in TV show Nieuwsuur. “There was mainly surveillance and only excesses.”
Those excesses were barely there, according to Kuin. In Nijmegen, the municipality had to perform when boas discovered that a restaurant refused to check visitors for the corona entry ticket. The owner had announced that in advance. That is why the municipality decided to close the Moeke restaurant immediately. The restaurant is going to challenge the closure in court. That interim action serves at 11 a.m. The morning.
The dome of cinemas NVBF reports that the first day of corona admission tickets expired without incident. There were no problems either at Het Amsterdam se Verbond, one of the first festivals to be organised according to the new rules.
Other news from the night:
And then this:
Nightclubs and discos will be open again this weekend. People do have to show a corona pass to access and close the doors by midnight. In Rotterdam, some disco goers started extra early last night: