Sanna Marin: Finland’s PM sorry for clubbing after Covid contact (BBC)

BBC: Sanna Marin: Finland’s PM sorry for clubbing after Covid contact. “Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has apologised for going clubbing after coming into close contact with a Covid-19 case. Sanna Marin went on a night out in Helsinki on Saturday, hours after her foreign minister had tested positive. She was initially told she did not need to isolate because she had been fully vaccinated, but later missed a text that advised her to do so.”

Gothamist: East Village Drag & Punk Venue Pyramid Club Closes Due To Pandemic

Gothamist: East Village Drag & Punk Venue Pyramid Club Closes Due To Pandemic. “East Village mainstay Pyramid Club, which has served as a neighborhood institution and longtime drag, punk and dance venue since the 1980s, has permanently closed. Managers Maria Narciso and Quirino Perez made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday morning. They wrote that the shuttering of the 41-year-old club, which had been closed since March 7th, 2020, was due to the pandemic.”

Bloomberg: Lacking Legal Means, Japan Is Paying Night Clubs to Shut

Bloomberg: Lacking Legal Means, Japan Is Paying Night Clubs to Shut. “Nighttime businesses such as host clubs that close for at least 10 days will receive 500,000 yen ($4,664) per outlet from the Tokyo government, Asahi newspaper reported Thursday, citing an unidentified official. The city’s Toshima Ward had earlier asked the capital for such financial assistance. In southern Japan, Kagoshima prefecture, where more than 80 infections have been traced to one cabaret club, will pay up to 300,000 yen for night time entertainment establishments to close for two weeks starting Wednesday.”

KBS World Radio: S. Korea to Require Clubs, Bars to Keep Digitized Visitor Logs

KBS World Radio: S. Korea to Require Clubs, Bars to Keep Digitized Visitor Logs. “The government has decided to introduce a digitized registry of visitors at high-risk entertainment establishments such as clubs and bars, starting next month. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo unveiled the decision on Sunday during a regular press briefing, saying that the government experienced many difficulties in tracing individuals linked to the recent Itaewon club cluster.”