December 22, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. The Thai government says it is reintroducing coronavirus quarantine for all international tourists on arrival due to the spread of the Omicron variant.
2. Israel plans to offer a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine for the elderly and healthcare workers amid the spread of the Omicron variant.
3. Osaka Prefecture in western Japan is investigating possible community spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant after three people who had not traveled abroad tested positive.