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The U.S. is also spreading Omicron… Biden: ‘Booster shots instead of blockades’


In the United States, cases of Omicron mutation infection have been confirmed one after another, showing signs of spread.

President Joe Biden has released new quarantine guidelines.

Instead of lockdown or entry ban, we focused on booster shot vaccination.

This is Correspondent Lee Kyung-hee in Washington DC.


A second case was confirmed in Minnesota, just a day after the first omicron-mutant infection was confirmed in San Francisco, USA.

He was also vaccinated and was confirmed after attending an animation event in New York recently.

As with the first confirmed case, the symptoms were not reported to be severe.

The mayor of New York has urged event attendees to get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible.

It is increasingly probable that the mutation landing has already become quite widespread, as health officials predicted that it was only a matter of time.

President Joe Biden has released new quarantine guidelines that focus on booster shots.

Rather than continuing to persuade those who have not been vaccinated in the United States, it is judged that it is more effective to convince those who have not received a booster shot among those who have been vaccinated for additional vaccination.

“More than 100 million people are eligible to get the booster shot, but haven’t done it yet. If you’re over 18 and got the vaccine before June 2nd, it’s been six months now. Get your booster shot right now.”

He repeatedly urged the introduction of mandatory vaccination regulations for large-scale business establishments, and issued separate quarantine guidelines for schools.

For those who have not been vaccinated, if close contact is suspected, it is compulsory to wear a mask and continue to be tested for COVID-19.

The mandatory wearing of masks in public transport, which was scheduled to expire in January next year, has also been extended until mid-March.

However, President Biden drew a line on the lockdown, noting that the vaccination rate for American adults has risen from 1% last winter to 77% now.

The White House temporarily suspended separate tests or quarantine measures for all inbound travelers who were considering introduction along with the presentation of a COVID-19 negative test conducted within 24 hours of boarding the plane.

However, nothing was left of the table, leaving the possibility of further action if the situation worsens.

This is Yonhap News TV, Lee Kyung-hee from Washington.

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