First Omicron Case In US Fuels Global Alarm Over Coronavirus Variant

Will US Lockdown Amid Covid Surge? White House Says No

US Coronavirus Cases: US has been witnessing a surge in Covid cases amid concerns over Omicron.


US President Joe Biden does not plan on “locking the country down” in response to a surge in coronavirus cases, the White House said Monday.

Biden, in a speech he is to deliver on Tuesday, will stress the benefits of vaccination against Covid-19, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

“This is not a speech about locking the country down,” Psaki told reporters.

“This is a speech outlining and being direct and clear with the American people about the benefits of being vaccinated, the steps we’re going to take to increase access and to increase testing.”

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By William Regal

Used to think I was a tad indecisive, but now I’m not quite sure.

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