Netherlands ‘going into lockdown again’ to curb omicron

  • A protestor holds a banner during a small anti-COVID restriction demonstration in the Hague, the Netherlands, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. Dutch government ministers are meeting Saturday to discuss advice from a panel of experts who are reportedly advising a toughening of the partial lockdown that is already in place to combat COVID-19. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

LONDON — Nations across Europe moved to reimpose tougher measures to stem a new wave of COVID-19 infections spurred by the highly transmissible omicron variant, with the Netherlands leading the way by imposing a nationwide lockdown.