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Lockdowns, restrictions, and surging infections: Europe rings in another pandemic Christmas
Both France and the UK today registered their highest case numbers since the start of the pandemic.
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Netherlands to go into Christmas 'lockdown' says Prime Minister
Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the measures are intended to try to stop a surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
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Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas
Those in government circles are looking at the rise in cases in Europe, stating that Germany is a worrying example.
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People advised to limit contacts from today if they're seeing vulnerable relatives over Christmas
This message was shared by both health officials and government over the past 24 hours.
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Limit Christmas visits to protect loved ones, says public health expert
Dr Gabriel Scally has said that now is “not the time” to allow the virus to spread.
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Each day of greater Christmas freedom in England ‘could mean five days of tighter measures’
Public Health England director Dr Susan Hopkins said people will have to be ‘very responsible’ and reduce contacts again after Christmas.
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NPHET says Christmas and Halloween not 'cancelled' as people advised to plan festivities in Covid-19 environment
Dr Ronan Glynn said messages about how to safely socialise at these times will likely be issued.