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British cabinet to meet as Omicron sweeps Europe

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By Carolyn Cohn and William James LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s cabinet will meet on Monday as pressure grows to slow the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, a day after the Netherlands imposed a fourth lockdown and as other European countries consider putting a squeeze on Christmas. Omicron infections are multiplying rapidly across Europe and the United States, doubling every two or three days in London and elsewhere and taking a heavy toll on financial markets which fear the impact on the global economic recovery. The variant was first detected last month in southern Africa and Hong Ko…

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