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Netherlands Announces Christmas "Lockdown" Over Omicron Scare

19/12/2021 11:28 AM | Click to read full article

The Netherlands on Saturday announced a Christmas lockdown and London declared a "major incident" as Europe tries to rein in rising Covid-19 case numbers and the highly mutated Omicron strain takes hold.

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the Omicron variant could be dominant in Europe by mid-January.