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Airbnb publicizes GLOBAL PARTY BAN, threatens lawsuits for social distancing violators

Airbnb announces GLOBAL PARTY BAN, threatens lawsuits for social distancing violators


With the coronavirus pandemic raging for over six months, short-term dwelling rental firm Airbnb introduced a blanket ban on home events in an overdue bid to struggle the unfold of Covid-19.

The brand new guidelines, introduced by the corporate on Thursday, embrace a tough occupancy cap at 16 individuals. Visitors and hosts who dare to dodge the brand new guidelines will face a ban on Airbnb’s web site and may even run into authorized troubles.

“Instituting a worldwide ban on events and occasions is in one of the best curiosity of public well being,” Airbnb stated, including that the ban applies to all the longer term bookings.

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The corporate stated that some 73 % of hosts utilizing the service have already banned events on their properties or enable solely small-time gatherings.

The brand new guidelines additional reinforce Airbnb’s guidelines in opposition to unauthorized events. The service has additionally eliminated each the “occasion pleasant” and “events and occasions allowed” search filters from the home guidelines. Airbnb’s quest in opposition to events started final November, following a capturing throughout a celebration at a rented home in Orinda, California, that left 5 individuals useless.

Whereas the brand new coronavirus-driven transfer may appear a bit late, six months into the pandemic because the lockdown measures are being loosened globally, crazily packed home events are nonetheless repeatedly making headlines and being shamed for disregard of social distancing. Among the occasions, nevertheless, particularly organized by coronavirus-skeptics to show their level, have sarcastically resulted in mass contagions and even deaths of party-goers.

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