Ômicron variant: US says it's too early to consider lockdown

Health authority stated that cases on American soil were possible

Published in 28/11/2021 - 12:48 By Reuters - Estados Unidos

Americans should be prepared to fight the spread of the new covid-19 Ômicron variant, but it is too early to say what actions are needed, including possible lockdowns, said Sunday. from the country.

The United States must do "anything and everything" amid the variant's likely cases, but it is "too early to say" whether new lockdowns will be needed, Fauci told a TV station, according to the news agency international Reuters.

"You want to be prepared to do anything and everything," he added.

Ômicron, first discovered in South Africa and announced in recent days, has been detected in a growing number of other countries.

Fauci said, during an interview on Saturday (27), that it was possible that she was already in the United States, although no official case has been confirmed.

US health officials will again speak with their South African counterparts about the strain today, the doctor said.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

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