Zimbabweanauthorities order compulsory vaccinations for civil servants and also reduce the number of government workers to physically report for duty to 25% in an attempt to reduce the local transmission of COVID-19.
South KoreanPrime MinisterKim Boo-kyum and Minister for National DefneseSuh Wook apologize for the outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the destroyer Munmu the Great off the coast of Africa. Currently, nearly 250 of the 301 unvaccinated crew aboard the ship have contracted COVID-19. Prime Minister Kim says "I apologize for having failed to take better care of the health of our soldiers who devoted themselves to the country".
Taiwan announces that it will be opening a representative office in Vilnius, Lithuania. This comes amid warming relations between the two nations and the opening of a Lithuanian office in Taipei. The office will be known as the Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania, making it the first Taiwanese diplomatic mission in Europe to include Taiwan in its name.