• As SARS-CoV-2 continues to spread in Xi’an, China, 13 million people are in lockdown; each household can send one person out for necessities every three days. All businesses are closed except for supermarkets, convenience stores and medical facilities. Source

• The Gaza Strip reports its first Omicron case. Source

• For the first time since the pandemic began, France reports over 100,000 new daily cases of coronavirus. In the Paris region, more than one person in 100 has tested positive in the past week, most cases are caused by Omicron. Source

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