Roundup: Europe mulls Covid measures ahead of Christmas

Madrid Desk, Nov 26 (EFE).- Nations across Europe are analyzing measures to prevent the Christmas holiday period from becoming a frenzy of increased Covid-19 transmissions as families meet for festivities.

Fresh measures were announced in the United Kingdom and Germany while France plotted its gradual easing of the current lockdown.

In other news, a Swedish prince and his wife tested positive for Covid-19.


Millions of people in England will remain under tight coronavirus restrictions from early December, when the current national lockdown expires, according to health minister Matt Hancock.

Major northern cities like Newcastle and Manchester will be placed under the harshest measures in tier three, which means all hospitality services will have to remain closed, aside from those providing takeaway options. People will be allowed to meet in groups of no more than six, so long as the gathering is outside.

London and Liverpool will come under slightly more relaxed restrictions in tier two, although household mixing will remain in force indoors.

Premier League clubs in tier 2 areas will be able to welcome a limited number of fans back to the stadium, which will come as welcome news to the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Both Manchester clubs, being in tier three, will have to wait.

Only the rural areas of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight are on the lowest tier one.

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