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US President tightens travel rules amid new Omicron cases


  • President Joe Biden has unveiled stricter COVID-19 travel rules as the US confirmed a handful of cases of the Omicron variant from coast to coast. 
  • Mr Biden said his plan "doesn't include shutdowns or lockdowns" and does not expand vaccine mandates. 
  • Cases have been detected in California, Colorado, Minnesota, New York and in Hawaii, where authorities say that person had no recent travel history. 
  • State health officials have reported only mild symptoms in these cases.