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Clothes shop straddling Dutch-Belgian border half-closed by coronavirus

A clothes shop straddling the Dutch-Belgian border found itself half-open and half-shut as the two countries pursued different policies to contain the coronavirus pandemic

The Zeeman store in Dutch Baarle-Nassau, where the border splits streets in half, divided its shop with tape and kept the Dutch side open after Belgium closed all non-essential shops to fight the spread of the virus. 

Dutch shoppers were unable to buy underwear, for example, because the pants and knickers were kept in Baarle-Hertog, on the Belgian side of the border. 

The Netherlands has not closed all non-essential shops but requires them to enforce

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