Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2022

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This article documents the chronology of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2022, which originated in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Some developments may become known or fully understood only in retrospect. Reporting on this pandemic began in December 2019.

Reactions and measures in the United Nations

Reactions and measures in Africa

Reactions and measures in the Americas

13 January

Reactions and measures in the Eastern Mediterranean

7 January

  • The Israeli Health Ministry has eliminated its "red list" of countries with high-infection rates on the grounds that travel bans have failed to stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant domestically.[3]

Reactions and measures in Europe

16 January

  • The French Parliament has approved several new measures to combat COVID-19 including requiring people to have a vaccine pass to enter public places such as restaurants, cafes, cinemas and long-distance trains.[4]

Reactions and measures in South, East and Southeast Asia

4 January

The Chinese city of Yuzhou has entered into a lockdown following the discovery of three asymptomatic cases.[5]

12 January

  • Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin confirmed that travellers entering the country who are fully vaccinated and have previously contracted Covid-19 do not need to undergo mandatory quarantine.[6]

19 January

  • Malaysian National Unity Minister Halimah Mohamed Sadique announced that house visits and family reunions would be allowed for Chinese New Year. While open houses would not be allowed, functions could proceed on an invitation basis.[7]

21 January

  • Health Minister Khairy announced that travelers who had received their booster doses would only be required to undergo a five day quarantine period from 24 January.[8]

Reactions and measures in the Western Pacific

9 January

17 January

18 January

  • COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins postponed the next MIQ (Managed Isolation and Quarantine) lottery due to an increase in imported Omicron cases.[11][12]

20 January

23 January

See also

References

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