Omicron variant: CDC increasing testing at four US airports in bid to stop spread

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The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) says the agency is increasing COVID-19 testing at four U.S. airports in an effort to stop the spread of the Omicron variant as the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that certain vulnerable groups stop traveling.

During a press briefing on Tuesday, Dr Rochelle Walensky said the CDC’s biosurveillance program is being expanded to airports, including those that have direct flights to South Africa.

Three of the four airports – New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and San Francisco International Airport in California –  have already been enrolled in the program but were expanded to survey for Omicron.

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