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Biden briefed on "the latest on Omicron" -- WH

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden has been briefed on the latest on Omicron, a new variant of coronavirus (Covid-19) that has yet to be detected in the United States, a White House official said Saturday.
"At the same time, senior health officials and the Covid-19 response team have been monitoring the latest updates on Omicron and in regular touch with health officials around the world," the official told reporters under anonymity. Earlier today, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci did not rule out the existence of Omicron in the United States. (pickup previous) asj.gb