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Clubs across Europe are shutting down due to Omicron

Omicron has hit Europe and forced governments to impose new restrictions, which of course primarily affects the live music industry, including the closure of nightclubs across Europe.

The United Kingdom is taking different approaches to the unprecedented rise in the disease: more than 100,000 people every day, Wales and Scotland have already announced the closure of nightclubs for the New Year.

Northern Ireland was the latest to force clubs to close their doors from 6 am on December 26th.

Portugal is one of the last countries to impose restrictions. The closure of clubs and bars began on Christmas Day (December 25th) and will not last until January 7th.

In Germany, closures that have occurred in some of its states, such as Bavaria, will become nationwide after Chancellor Olaf Scholz and 16 state leaders voted to close the country's nightclubs. This will take place before the New Year.

In the Netherlands and Belgium, clubs have been closing for some time, and skyrocketing cases in Scandinavia have led countries in the region to impose new restrictions, especially Denmark, which views Omicron as the country's new dominant Covid-19 strain.