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Data from the UK and South Africa suggest Omicron carries a reduced risk of hospitalisation and severe disease; Xi’an, China, is under strict lockdown following 52 new infections
The World Health Organization urges Europe to prepare for a “significant surge” in Covid cases and hospitalisations; Israel prepares for fourth jab after recording first Omicron death
Foreign ministry responds to west’s human rights claims, saying countries should ‘face up to their own problems’Read more