Even before COVID-19, nightclubs were struggling
The Economist's Analysis: the pandemic has left them fighting for their survival. "Even before governments had started to shut down the hospitality industry, nightclubs were recognised as an unusually serious vector of infection. In May 2020, South Korea’s government advised them to close for a month after tracing a number of cases back to gay clubs in Seoul. Where clubs were allowed to open, they tried to make it work. But whereas al fresco dining, or cinemas and theatres with half the seats out of action, may still appeal, socially distanced clubbing misses the point."
From The Economist