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Airbnb bans parties at sites listed on its platform in COVID-19 fight

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc on Thursday imposed an indefinite global ban on all parties and events at places listed on its platform as it tries to enforce social-distancing norms due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Instituting a global ban on parties and events is in the best interest of public health," Airbnb said in a statement here, adding that the party ban applies to all future bookings.

The new rules include a cap on occupancy at 16. (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)

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