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Switzerland opens clubs of up to 1,000 capacity as lockdown eases

The country had previously given crowds of 300 the green light

Switzerland has opened its venues with a capacity of up to 1,000 as lockdown restrictions in the country are eased.

In recent weeks, a number of nightclubs including Weetamix, Audio Club and Supermarket (pictured) reopened their doors, with a 6PM to 12PM curfew and a strict 300-capacity following the relaxation of the country's lockdown laws during the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, following a review by the Swiss government today (24th), venues with a capacity of up to 1,000 will be able to open their doors, although larger scale events, such as festivals and stadium concerts, are still banned until August 2020.

Last weekend, DJ Luciano played two shows in the Swiss cities of Geneva and Lausanne, where capacity was between 100 and 300 but no social distancing guidelines were in place.

As more venues and public spaces across the globe relax shutting restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an Orlando nightclub last week confirmed that three staff tested positive for the virus following an event.