Omicron Swarup: Netherlands announces strict lockdown

The Hague, Nov 28 (AP) The Netherlands on Sunday imposed a strict lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus amid 13 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, Omicron.

According to the new lockdown guidelines, restaurants, bars, non-essential goods shops, cinema halls and theaters and other public places will remain closed from 5 pm to 5 am.

Wilko Klippen, who runs a restaurant in the city of Nijmegen, said the latest lockdown would wipe out the rest of his savings.

Health Minister Hugo de Jonge said 13 people who arrived at Amsterdam’s airport on Friday from South African flights have tested positive for Omicron. These 13 people are among the 61 people who were found infected on Friday. He urged all travelers who returned from South Africa last week to get themselves tested for COVID-19 at the earliest.

AP Shafiq Neeraj



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