The Malaysian Drug Control Authority grants a conditional approval for emergency use of the CanSino Convidecia and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The authorities also approve the use of the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine for people over the age of 12.
Spain reopens its international borders to travellers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. For tourists from low-risk countries, no proof of vaccination, recovery, or diagnostic test will be required and antigen tests are now accepted for travellers from risk zone countries.
The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signs a deal with Biological E. Limited to buy 300 million doses of their locally-made COVID-19 vaccine, which is currently in phase III clinical trials.
Maharashtra will impose a curfew in Mumbai and other major cities from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am IST beginning tomorrow until January 5 in order to prevent the spread of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 that was discovered in the United Kingdom. The state government also imposes a 14-day quarantine for anyone travelling from Europe and the Middle East.