A locked gate blocks access to the Holzmarkt 25 bar area on the banks of the river Spree in Berlin on Monday. Photo: AFP
A locked gate blocks access to the Holzmarkt 25 bar area on the banks of the river Spree in Berlin on Monday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Omicron spreads global gloom over New Year’s celebrations

  • Instead of parties and long-awaited gatherings, people around the world are facing rising case numbers and even more restrictions
  • Top US disease expert Anthony Fauci warns situation is ‘going to get worse before it gets better’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A locked gate blocks access to the Holzmarkt 25 bar area on the banks of the river Spree in Berlin on Monday. Photo: AFP
A locked gate blocks access to the Holzmarkt 25 bar area on the banks of the river Spree in Berlin on Monday. Photo: AFP
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