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Netherlands Announces Christmas "Lockdown" From Today Over Omicron Scare

Netherlands PM Announces Christmas 'Lockdown' From Today Over Omicron Scare

Netherlands will go into lockdown over Christmas to attempt to cease an Omicron surge (File)

The Hague:

The Netherlands will go into “lockdown” over the Christmas interval to attempt to cease a surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte stated Saturday.

All non-essential outlets, eating places, bars, cinemas, museums and theatres should shut from Sunday till January 14, whereas faculties should shut till at the very least January 9, Rutte stated.

The variety of visitors that individuals are allowed of their home can be being reduce from 4 to 2, aside from Christmas Day on December 25.

“I stand right here tonight in a sombre temper,” Rutte informed a televised press convention.

“To sum it up in a single sentence, the Netherlands will return into lockdown from tomorrow.

“It’s inevitable with the fifth wave and with Omicron spreading even quicker than we had feared. We should now intervene as a precaution.”

The pinnacle of the Dutch outbreak administration group, Jaap van Dissel, informed the information convention that the Omicron variant would overtake the Delta pressure to grow to be dominant within the Netherlands by the top of the 12 months. 

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