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Amsterdam's Red Light District to Reopen

A general view near the "Red Light District" which comes from the red neon lights that highlight the windows
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By    |   Monday, 29 June 2020 04:05 PM

Sex workers in Amsterdam's Red Light District will be allowed to return to work Wednesday, the U.K.'s Sunday Telegraph reports.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the Red Light District will reopen with safety precautions in place.

"It's a contact job like the hairdresser and masseur, and so they need to ask in advance if [clients] have any symptoms," Rutte said.

One union has advised sex workers to wear latex gloves and face masks to protect themselves and their clients from catching coronavirus.

Rutte said he requested information from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment "about which positions were possible and which weren't."

The district has been shut down from the coronavirus pandemic since March 16.

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