Posted 20 декабря 2021,, 07:57

Published 20 декабря 2021,, 07:57

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Omicron in Europe: the introduction of lockdowns at Christmas causes massive psychosis

Omicron in Europe: the introduction of lockdowns at Christmas causes massive psychosis

20 декабря 2021, 07:57
Фото: АРД
In Europe, countries, one after another, are tightening antiquity measures with the onset of the 5th wave. In Holland, cinemas, restaurants and hairdressing salons are closed until January 14. In France, mandatory vaccination has been announced for new groups of workers.

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The situation in the Netherlands is escalating. The government at an emergency meeting on Saturday decided to introduce a lockdown until January 14, 2022. "This is inevitable, we must take urgent measures to prevent the worst", - Der Spiegel quotes Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Lockdown started today for shops, restaurants, hairdressers, all cultural institutions. Schools will close from December 20 to January 9. You can visit, but each household can only receive two guests. it is allowed to invite 4 people for Christmas. However, there will be no ban on leaving the house yet. However, supermarkets and pharmacies will only be open until 17:00.

After the announcement of the new lockdown, thousands of Dutch people rushed to shopping, long lines were formed in front of hairdressers and shops. The center of Rotterdam was so crowded with people that the city authorities asked all residents of the city and the surrounding area not to travel to the center.

These measures are due to the fact that the number of infected, for example, in Amsterdam, doubled after two days. Dutch virologists said Omicron will become the dominant option by the end of the year. However, all hospitals in the country are already filled to capacity, and with the emergence of new patients, the situation will become critical.


The Alpine Republic is also tightening entry rules for tourists. Unvaccinated people are not allowed to enter the country. This applies to both its own citizens and everyone who travels in transit, for example, from Germany to Italy. From Monday, all those entering the country are required to present not only a certificate of vaccination, but also a confirmation of the third vaccination or a PCR test. If the vaccinated do not have a test or a certificate of the third vaccination in their hands, then quarantine is in effect for them.


In France, the government is moving towards the gradual introduction of compulsory vaccinations. The French authorities have decided on a mandatory third vaccination for medical personnel and rescue services. Compulsory vaccinations have already been introduced for 2.7 million French people. All employees of medical institutions, nursing homes, fire service, rescue services are required to be vaccinated. Until today, they had to be vaccinated twice. Those who refuse to be vaccinated are dismissed from work and are not paid a salary. From January 30, a mandatory third vaccination is introduced.

French Prime Minister Jean Casteks told fellow citizens that soon the tests will not be enough. While France has a "health passport", which contains information about vaccinations, past illness or tests. Upon presentation of this passport, the French can go to restaurants, shops, restaurants, theaters and museums. Now the government plans to issue passports only to those who have been vaccinated or underwent covid three times.

"It is unacceptable when the refusal of several million to be vaccinated endangers the life of the whole country and the absolute majority of the French," the Prime Minister said.

Today, 72% of the country's inhabitants are vaccinated in France.


In a country with a population of 6 million, about 12 thousand people are infected every day, and every fifth of them is infected with the Omicron variant. In this regard, the country's authorities have closed all theaters, cinemas, amusement parks, zoos and fitness clubs. Restaurants are now open only until 23:00.


In the largest country in the European Union, the numbers of infected have been declining slightly over the past three weeks. The situation in different federal states varies greatly. In the north of the country, the number of infected does not exceed 230 people per 100 thousand. In the east, the situation until recently was dramatic, the sick did not have enough space in hospitals and were transported by Bundeswehr planes to the west or north of the country. Therefore, there is still a partial lockdown.

In large cities, rules 2 "P" or 3 "P" have been introduced. In Berlin, for example, only those who have been ill or vaccinated are allowed into shops, restaurants, and fitness clubs. Christmas markets have been canceled in Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia. Employers across the country are required to conduct tests on workers every day. The government has issued a recommendation to send people remotely where possible. The new government has launched a third vaccination campaign. Now in Germany 70.2% of the population is fully vaccinated, and from the age of 12 - 78%. However, the third shot is considered important - only three shots will protect against the omicron, authorities say. 30 million doses is the federal government's vaccination plan. Over the past week, more than 1 million vaccinations have been given every day. Most of them are third.

The authorities openly say that it is impossible to convince some of the anti-axers, so you need to focus on those who want to be vaccinated and on children - with the consent of their parents.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of German cities yesterday, reports. In Hamburg, opponents of vaccination were especially strongly represented - according to police, about 12 thousand people protested. A large demonstration of anti-axers took place in the capital of the largest federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf. The demonstration was attended by about 4 thousand people.

In Berlin, the number of demonstrations banned by the authorities did not exceed 500 people. In the capital of Saxony, Dresden, 185 vehicles drove through the streets of the city center with posters and banners demanding not to introduce compulsory vaccinations and weakening measures against the corona.