Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced Western Europe’s first partial Covid lockdown of the winter, with three weeks of restrictions for shops, sport and catering.
He said that the annoying, drastic move was in response to record infections and rising intensive care cases.
Police have fired water cannon against hundreds of protesters in The Hague.
Much of Europe is facing a surge in cases, blamed partly on low vaccine take-up in several countries.
Restrictions would be imposed first in the two provinces of Upper Austria and Salzburg from Monday, according to Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein.Continue Reading