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New York declares state of emergency amid Omicron and Delta concerns | Oneindia News

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New York declares state of emergency amid Omicron and Delta concerns | Oneindia News

New York declares state of emergency amid Omicron and Delta concerns | Oneindia News

New York has declared a state of emergency ahead of winter months amid rising concerns of a new variant of the coronavirus dubbed Omicron and the already prevalent Delta variant.

The emergency declaration will allow the state to make all arrangements to battle another possible wave.

#NewYork #CovidNY #Omicron


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