By George Day • 16 March 2020 • 15:54
Citizens of Amsterdam are now forming large queues to stockpile their marijuana supply, as the Dutch government has announced closures to all coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
Photos have emerged of huge queues being formed by people looking to stock up on their marajuana for the lockdown taking place in the Netherlands, due to the coronavirus.
The government have ordered closures to all establishments and say that this lockdown is expected to last until at least April 6.
Health Care Minister Bruno Bruins specifically pointed out that the city’s famous coffee shops would be included in the closures.
He also warned that further measures may be taken.
He said: “I am certain these will not be our last measures, the situation keeps developing very rapidly and we will keep deciding on further measures based on the knowledge of experts.
“I cannot speculate on what measures these will be, but it is clear that more will follow.”
Official figures from the Netherlands released on Sunday show there have been 1,135 confirmed coronavirus cases and 20 deaths.
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