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A Thames river cruise boat passes as the sun sets behind the Palace of Westminster in London on January 5, 2022 shortly after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), in the House of Commons. – British hospitals have switched to a “war footing” due to staff shortages caused by a wave of Omicron infections, the government said Tuesday, as the country’s daily Covid caseload breached 200,000 for the first time. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)