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New COVID-19 variant Omicron cause for concern, not panic, Biden tells US

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New COVID-19 variant Omicron cause for concern, not panic, Biden tells US

New COVID-19 variant Omicron cause for concern, not panic, Biden tells US

US President Joe Biden called the new coronavirus variant omicron a cause for concern but “not a cause for panic".

He said he was not considering any widespread lockdown.


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