Because of overcrowding: Winterswijk is thinking about closing the Moddose

Because of overcrowding: Winterswijk is thinking about closing the Moddose
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Mayor Joris Bengevoord of Winterswijk is thinking about closing the bathing lake 't Hilgelo (Meddosee) for the time being. Last weekend it was so overcrowded that the corona measures could not be adhered to.
With the tropical temperatures of the past weekend, people flocked to the popular swimming lake in Winterswijk to cool off. Around noon it got so crowded that the parking lot had to be closed and no more people could be let in.
“There was chaos on Saturday and Sunday. People parked their cars everywhere in the neighborhood, sometimes even at private houses in the front yard, ”says Mayor Bengevoord. However, what worried the mayor most was that many visitors did not adhere to the corona measures in force in the Netherlands. Bengevoord: “In the Netherlands everyone has to keep a distance of 1,5 from each other. Many people didn't care. If this continues, I will be forced to close the Hilgelo. Think carefully about coming to Winterswijk this weekend ”. The fine for non-compliance with coronary measures in the Netherlands is € 390 per violation.

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