Omicron live updates: France's Constitutional Council approves Macron's vaccine pass

People aged 16 and older will need to show proof of vaccination to enter public places

Omicron – also known as B.1.1.529 – is a coronavirus strain with an unusually large number of mutations. It was first detected in South Africa, but has since spread around the world.

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Updated: January 21st 2022, 9:17 PM