Nightlife giant in Oslo closes half of its nightclubs after new corona measures

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NOHO Norway, which operates many of the largest nightclubs in Oslo, has decided to close half of its nightclubs due to the new corona measures.

“From a purely financial point of view, it is not worth to keep them open,” NOHO Norway CEO Karl-Henning Svendsen told Børsen.

The company operates, among other places, the nightclubs Kulturhuset, Grisen, Colonel Mustard, Youngs, and Eilefs Landhandleri in the capital.

On Monday, the Norwegian government announced it is tightening the corona measures to overcome Norway’s current infection situation. 

Among other things, guests and employees at restaurants where people are not seated at a table must wear face masks. 

It is also forbidden to let guests in after 10:00 PM.

Numerous restrictions

“It is also stated that you should preferably have a home office and that the number of contacts should not exceed ten people in social contexts during a week. 

“With all these restrictions, would you go out?” Svendsen wonders.

He says that their nightclubs will have limited opening hours in the future. 

Some days the nightclubs will not be open at all.

“We have also decided to close up to half of the venues completely,” he added.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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