On Monday evening, MOJO director Ruben Brouwer told the Dutch television program ‘Op1’ that Minister of Public Health Hugo de Jonge has asked the concert organizer not to organize any dance events for the time being.
New COVID measures, which will officially be presented in a press conference tonight, were already out in the national news yesterday. The 1.5-meter rule will disappear, and events in large halls will be allowed to take place again, as long as they do not use more than 75 percent of the capacity.
“The biggest dead sparrow of the year,” says Ruben Brouwer. According to him, the expected 75 percent capacity at events is not profitable. It does not cover the costs of events, festivals, and concerts.
“We were kindly asked to ban dancing.”
After this, Brouwer highlights “the bizarre conversation” he had with Hugo de Jonge yesterday. “He asked if we could rather not organize any dance events,” Ruben tells the ‘Op1’ program at the table. “We were kindly asked to ban dancing.”
The ‘Op1’ presenter reacts with surprise. “You had to impose the ban yourself?”. According to Brouwer, the matter is legally complicated, and therefore the Hugo de Jonge “kindly requested a ban on dancing”. The cabinet could not legally distinguish between a concert and “something with a DJ,” so they asked organizers not to allow dancing for a while.
MOJO BOSS RUBEN BROUWER ABOUT HIS CONVERSATION WITH HUGO DE JONGE:
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