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The Netherlands set up a containment for Christmas holidays

 The Netherlands set up a containment for Christmas holidays © Romy Arroyo Fernandez / Nurphoto / Nurphoto via AFP Covid-19, Omicron Variant, The Netherlands, F Ace at the strong progression of the Omicron variant and a Fifth potentially devastating wave, the Netherlands decided to take action of drastic restrictions, and to spend Christmas under bell. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced on Saturday, December 18 that the country was placed on Sunday in "confinement". "I'm here tonight in a dark mood.

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has a Christmas week, restrictions multiply again across Europe to the spread of the Omicron Variant, especially in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

"I am here tonight in a dark mood. To summarize it in one sentence, the Netherlands will return to confinement from tomorrow". This is what Dutch Prime Minister Marc Rutte said on Saturday night during a televised press conference. "It's inevitable with the fifth wave and Omicron that spreads even faster than we had feared. We must now intervene at the precaution," continued the Prime Minister.

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All non-essential stores, restaurants, bars, cinemas, museums and theaters must therefore close their doors from Sunday to January 14, while schools must keep doors closed at least until January 9th. The number of guests that people are allowed to receive at home is parallel to two, except for Christmas, as well as the day before and the day after this day of December 25, and for the new year period, where it will be four .

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is "another Christmas that is completely different from what we would like," said the chief of the government. But he insisted that "Omicron forces us to limit the number of contacts as quickly as possible and as much as possible, which is why the Netherlands will be confined." The Chief of the Dutch Epidemic Management Team, Jaap van Dissel, stated during the same press conference that Omicron would exceed the Variant Delta to become dominant in the Netherlands by the end of The year.

Germany excludes its population before Christmas

 Germany excludes its population before Christmas Sant Coronavirus-Germany: Germany excludes from confining its population before Christmas © Reuters / Thilo Schmuelgen Germany excludes from confining its population before Christmas Berlin (Reuters ) - The German Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach excluded Sunday confining the country for Christmas but warned that the fifth wave of Covid-19 could not be stopped, advocating mandatory vaccination as the only solution to get out of the epidemic.

London Alert Procedure

The British capital also knows an explosion of contaminations to the Omicron variant. According to the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, this variant became majority. It therefore triggered an alert procedure involving a coordinated response from public services. "We are extremely concerned about the very high propagation of the Omicron variant. The admissions to the hospital increase, but also the absences of hospital staff. So I made the decision, in consultation with our partners, to declare a major incident" , said the Labor Mayor.

This procedure had already been triggered on January 8, 2021, while London hospitals were threatened with submersion.

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"The Omicron Variant has quickly become dominant with a number of cases increasing rapidly And the number of patients in our hospitals is again on the rise, "said Sadiq Khan, calling all Londoners to be vaccinated. According to the municipality of London, the city recorded 65,525 new cases of coronavirus in the last seven days, of which 26,418 in the last 24 hours. Many public services such as hospitals, firefighters or police are confronted with lack of personnel because of the absences caused by the

virus The British Sanitary Safety Agency indicated Saturday that more than 10,000 new cases confirmed from the Omicron variant have been detected, bringing the total to nearly 25,000.

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In today's Morning Brief, medical experts say Canadians should be ready to 'pivot' their holiday travel plans due to the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant. "If [you] can avoid travel, avoid it," said Dr. Peter Juni, the head of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table. "We just need to really seriously cut down on our contact.

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