491 nightclubs have shut permanently in England in the past six years.
According to figures given to Radio 1 Newsbeat by UK Hospitality, a quarter of all clubs in the country have closed since 2015. Records indicate there were 1,694 clubs in England in 2015 and 1,203 in February this year.
Berlin is set to ease coronavirus restrictions on its nightclubs this week.
Berlin is on track to officially declare its nightclubs as cultural institutions, RA reports.
Having been previously classified as "entertainment venues" alongside brothels, arcades and casinos, the change in legal status will protect certain nightclubs in the German capital from gentrification, and means they will be permitted to open in more parts of the city. They will also benefit from tax breaks.
A 5000-person concert held in Spain has shown “no sign” of increased COVID-19 infections, researchers have said.
On 27th March, 5,000 music fans attended the concert at Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi arena as part of a series of pilot events, which tested the effectiveness of rapid coronavirus testing as a way of preventing infections at large events.