A giant tree is decorated with Christmas lights in the village of Falkenstein. Germany eyeing new restrictions in view of Omicron. Photo: AP
A giant tree is decorated with Christmas lights in the village of Falkenstein. Germany eyeing new restrictions in view of Omicron. Photo: AP

Europe eyes restrictions before Christmas as Omicron coronavirus risk soars

  • A major new study warns that the new variant is five times more likely to reinfect people than Delta
  • Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Denmark move toward tighter rules, after France closed its borders to most non-resident Britons

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A giant tree is decorated with Christmas lights in the village of Falkenstein. Germany eyeing new restrictions in view of Omicron. Photo: AP
A giant tree is decorated with Christmas lights in the village of Falkenstein. Germany eyeing new restrictions in view of Omicron. Photo: AP
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