On Thursday, China shut down a 13-million-person city in an attempt to eradicate a small COVID-19 outbreak and achieve its zero-case goal, as other countries across the world battled massive Omicron-related virus outbreaks.

Asia’s stock markets followed Wall Street’s trend, thanks in part to preliminary studies from the United Kingdom that showed Omicron infections were less likely to result in hospitalisation than Delta infections.

 

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