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Europe gears up for more restrictions as Omicron infections rise

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By Conor Humphries and Clara-Laeila Laudette DUBLIN/MADRID (Reuters) – European countries prepared to impose further restrictions on travel and more on Friday in an effort to stem surging cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 that are threatening to stall a global economic recovery. Germany, Ireland and Denmark were all considering further restrictions in the days before Christmas festivities kick off in earnest, following the footsteps of France, which closed its borders this week to most non-resident Britons. Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that in the face of a “cruel v…

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