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Germany is inching towards tougher lockdown measures, with one regional premier promising a stricter course now regions that had been spared the worst of the pandemic are seeing case numbers surge.
A partial lockdown imposed at the start of November was extended into December last weekend. State and federal leaders are expected to discuss a further extension into January at a video conference due on Wednesday.
Norwegians can invite up to ten guests in their homes to celebrate Christmas, on two separate occasions up to and including New Year, prime minister Erna Solberg has said.
European countries are grappling with what guidance to give their citizens on how to celebrate Christmas and the New Year while trying to limit the spread of the coronavirus.