Merkel says unvaccinated to be excluded from non-essential shops and venues, jabs could be mandatory from February.
Newham, in east London, is home to a large ethnic minority community, and has suffered significantly in previous waves.
The Omicron variant
‘No need to panic’: AU health body calls for calm over Omicron
The head of African Union’s health watchdog urges moderation in the world’s reaction to the new coronavirus variant.
Delhi shuts schools after court warning to curb pollution
Supreme Court expresses its dismay over the government’s decision to reopen schools and colleges earlier in the week.
Japan’s travel ban spells anguish for foreigners, businesses
Tokyo’s strict border controls to keep Omicron out are throwing travel plans into disarray.
Turkey central bank comments on easing at odds with Erdogan’s
Central bank will assess interest rate cut impact early next year, an official tells Bloomberg News.
Turkey’s Erdogan replaces finance minister amid economic turmoil
Nureddin Nebati takes on the role of finance minister after Lutfi Elvan resigns.