The US has confirmed a second case of the Omicron coronavirus variant as President Joe Biden was due to unveil new measures to deal with the virus.
A Minnesota resident was found to have the variant after attending a convention in New York, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the first US case was announced on Wednesday in California.
The White House is renewing a push for jabs amid the appearance of Omicron worldwide.
However, President Biden has said he believes the new variant is “not a cause for panic” and is unlikely to result in new domestic lockdowns. END