Covid live: ‘record-breaking’ numbers get booster jabs in England; arrests in Netherlands after lockdown protests
NHS England says 2.1m boosters delivered in a week; hundreds demonstrate in city of Leeuwarden after restrictions reimposed
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The continent is now the centre of the global epidemic – again. As countries from the Baltic to the Med brace for harsher winter measures, The Observer reports on what is driving the fourth wave.
The Netherlands on Saturday became the first western European country since the summer to impose a partial lockdown, Berlin bars its restaurants to the unvaccinated, and France races to improve its booster campaign, Europe is once again the centre of the pandemic.