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Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland introduce fresh coronavirus restrictions

London, Dec 26 (EFE).- Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Sunday reinstated new coronavirus rules in a bid to curb the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus variant the Omicron sweeping across the United Kingdom.

In Wales, no more than six people will be able to meet in pubs, cinemas and restaurants, while up to 30 people will be allowed at indoor gatherings and 50 outdoors.

Scotland, meanwhile, limited public events to up to 200 people indoors and 500 outdoors, which means soccer matches should be held with no public.

People in Northern Ireland now will have to limit socializing to no more than three households in public spaces, with a two-meter social distancing rule in place, among other measures.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was assessing the severity of the situation before deciding whether to impose new rules to slow the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant.

In the UK, more than 122,000 cases were reported on Friday, the highest number since the start of the pandemic.

Conservative lawmakers, who voted against new Covid-19 restrictions earlier this week, continue to pressure Johnson to avoid further measures.EFE

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