Covid live: no need for fourth jab yet, UK advisers say; Germany toughens hospitality restrictions – as it happened
India’sdaily Covid cases jumped fivefold in a week, to 117,100 on Friday, with the Omicron wave on course to overtake the country’s previous peak from Delta.
UK experts advised no fourth doses yet, as third shots continue to provide high protection against severe disease from the Omicron variant among older adults. The UK recorded178,250 new cases and 229 further deaths.
Germany toughened restrictions for bars and restaurants and cut isolation times for boosted people.
Authorities in Henan province, China, imposed more Covid restrictions after a sharp rise in infections, limiting travel and activities in some cities or launching mass testing drives in others.