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Amsterdam's famous red-light district has reopened its doors to customers again, months after it had to be shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak. Brothels in The Netherlands were meant to stay closed until September, but officials brought the reopening date forward to July 1, after the country continued to see a drop in coronavirus cases. Now, sex workers plan to put on their red lights as quickly as possible, although there will be added health measures in place to make sure their work remains safe.
From checking clients for coronavirus symptoms to not allowing face-to-face contact, these photos show how Amsterdam's world-renown red-light district is reopening in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Prostitution was made legal in The Netherlands in and typically the red-light district sees more than 1, tourists each week, according to the New York Times. The announcement came much earlier than expected.
Brothels in The Netherlands were meant to stay closed until September, but officials brought the reopening date forward to July 1. Source: Associated Press. For many sex workers, these changes are not too difficult to implement, considering they already have basic hygienic protocols in place.
Source: The Guardian.
World globe An icon of the world globe, indicating different international options. Get the Insider App. A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. Sophia Ankel. Amsterdam's famous red-light district has opened up to the public again, months after it had to be shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decline in COVID cases in The Netherlands has prompted health officials to allow sex workers to meeting clients much earlier than expected. The sex workers are encouraged to follow health and safety measures, including checking clients for coronavirus symptoms, no face-to-face contact, and disinfecting their workplace after an appointment.
Scroll down to see how Amsterdam's famous red-light district is reopening its doors amid the coronavirus pandemic. Visit Insider's home for more stories. Like most places around the world, Amsterdam's red-light district came to a grinding halt earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But as The Netherlands continues to see a decline in COVID cases, sex workers have officially been allowed to their profession. Like all businesses, sex workers have been encouraged to implement stringent health measures to make sure their occupation remains safe and hygienic.
Virus-prevention measures include checking clients for symptoms before letting them through a window Sex workers are not required to wear a face mask, but many have already said they will try to avoid face-to-face contact as much as possible. One sex worker told the Guardian: "We don't need to wear any face masks during the playdates, thank God", adding that there will still be "no kissing" allowed from her clients. The sex workers are worried that the halt in global tourism will affect their business. But photos of the district on the day it reopened showed the streets of the red-light district were bustling.
I think there's a party atmosphere," a spokesperson for the Prostitution Information Center in Amsterdam told the Associated Press. Loading Something is loading. address. Deal icon An icon in the shape of a lightning bolt.
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No kissing allowed: Photos show how sex workers in Amsterdam's red-light district are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic