• Many of the 13 million people who have been under strict lockdown in Xian, China – where one person from each household is allowed to shop for groceries every three days – are experiencing food shortages. Source

• For the third day in a row, total global coronavirus cases have surpassed one million. Source

• The US CDC increased its travel alert for cruise ships to the highest-risk level and recommends that all travelers, including fully vaccinated people, should avoid them due to the high risk of Omicron. Source

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