Coronavirus digest: Scotland to impose strict lockdown
10 January 2021 | 10:48 am
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon says she is more concerned about the coronavirus situation now that at any other point since March. Meanwhile, the EU is facing criticism for its vaccine rollout. Stay up to date with DW.
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The shutdown was initiated over fears of the rapid spread of the omicron variant. Meanwhile, Germany's health minister has ruled out a lockdown before Christmas. Follow DW for the latest.
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