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Borders closed on omikron | Run on self-tests raids chains | And the British Empire continues to crumble

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If you order enough on time, you will never be short. That clincher also applies to corona self-tests, but the purchasing managers at large chains were surprised by the ‘extreme demand’, according to a tour of RTL Z. Own fault, big bump, says an importer.

One by one the countries are closing things down again, because of omikron. Today, Japan closes its borders to foreigners, and those wishing to enter the UK must be quarantined upon arrival until the mandatory PCR test turns negative.

It was an excellent third quarter for cafes, restaurants, hotels, canteens and snack bars. Turnover is almost back to pre-corona levels. But it’s not hosanna everywhere yet. In the hotel sector, for example, turnover is still 23 percent behind two years ago, when no one had heard of corona.

A tsunami of petitions in The Hague. No fewer than five petitions are presented in the House of Representatives. These include the cry for help from small brewers who fear extra taxes, a call to also reimburse the loans of victims of the allowance affair and a petition from hunters who are concerned about *cough* their own skin *cough*, recovery: the number of collisions with wildlife.

The British Empire continues to crumble. Newly sworn in President Dame Sandra Mason officially relieves Queen Elizabeth as head of state of the tropical Caribbean island. With the move, the country, which has been independent for 55 years, will definitively cut ties with the former colonizer.

An extra windfall for those who have recovered from the corona in one piece. The corresponding QR code that you can then conjure up on your app is not valid for 180 days, but for 365 days.

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ps Whoever wants to perform better should now and then just do nothing at all, writes Hidde de Vries.

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