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Netherlands to go into Christmas lockdown to tackle surge of Omicron variant, says PM

The Netherlands will go into lockdown over the Christmas period to try to stop a surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Saturday.All non-essential shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas, museums and theatres must shut from Sunday until January 14, while schools must close until at least January 9, Rutte said.The number of guests that people are allowed in their house is also being cut from four to two, except for Christmas Day on December 25.“I stand here…

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