Prostitutes in the Netherlands are protesting their continuous ban from practicing their trade. According to them, the government has allowed other contact trades such as masseuse to work while still restricting them from plying their trade due to COVID-19.
Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, and is highly patronised. But the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Dutch government to ban activities of prostitutes.
But in a bid to open up the economy, the government has embarked on a ‘risky’ easing of restrictions in the country by allowing beauticians, hairdressers and masseuses to resume work after a lengthy ban.
Some of the sex workers said that they could get creative so as to have minimal or no contact at all their clients so that the spread of the coronavirus could be minimized.