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Basel bars face possible new restrictions

National News // May 21, 2020

The latest figures from the Federal Health Office show 40 new infections over the past 24 hours – up from 21 the day before.

pixabay Basel bars face possible new restrictions

Federal numbers show 1, 630 people have died. Cantonal figures are a bit higher – but Bern waits for official notices from doctors and laboratories so its numbers can be delayed.

Authorities in canton Basel say there will be more restrictions in place for this weekend in the Steinen area after thousands gathered last Saturday, seemingly with no respect for social distancing rules.

There will be limits on outdoor seating areas and more police patrols. The local government says it could force all bars to close by 10pm if there’s a repeat of the disorganization

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