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Nashville to relax restrictions on events, bars, party buses

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville is relaxing some of its virus restrictions after seeing a slow-down in the spread of COVID-19.

Mayor John Cooper said Thursday that beginning on Sept. 1, venues may hold weddings, funerals and similar events at one-third capacity or 125 people, whichever is fewer.

In addition, the so-called transportainment industry will be allowed to resume operating its tourist-filled buses at 50% maximum capacity with a limit of 10 people.

The relaxation of rules comes with what Cooper said is a “continued slow but steady progress” in fighting the new coronavirus.

Meanwhile, others are calling for Nashville to rein in the large crowds that continue to congregate in the Lower Broadway entertainment district.

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