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11/26/2021, 8:48 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden urges vaccination amid Omicron concerns

United States President Joe Biden urged unvaccinated Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and those who already received the first two doses, to get their booster shots amid concerns about the newly detected Omicron variant of the virus.

"This news is a reminder that this pandemic will not end until we have global vaccinations," Biden stated. "We will continue to be guided by what the science and my medical team advises," he added.

Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) branded Omicron a "variant of concern" and warned existing vaccines may be less effective against the new strain. Meanwhile, Washington said it will introduce travel restrictions on eight countries, including South Africa where Omicron was detected.

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