Covid news live: infections hit record highs across Europe; New Zealand reports first community exposure to Omicron



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New Zealand reports first community exposure to Omicron



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China’s Xi’an marks first week of lockdown

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US reports single highest number of daily cases

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California first US state to record more than 5m infections



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WHO warns Omicron could overwhelm health systems



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Hundreds more US flights cancelled in fifth day of travel chaos

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