A protester holds a banner during an anti-coronavirus restriction demonstration in the Hague, the Netherlands on December 18. Photo: AP
A protester holds a banner during an anti-coronavirus restriction demonstration in the Hague, the Netherlands on December 18. Photo: AP

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

  • Non-essential shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas, museums and theatres must shut until January 14, while schools must close until January 9, Dutch PM Mark 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

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A protester holds a banner during an anti-coronavirus restriction demonstration in the Hague, the Netherlands on December 18. Photo: AP
A protester holds a banner during an anti-coronavirus restriction demonstration in the Hague, the Netherlands on December 18. Photo: AP
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