New York Declares State of Emergency Amid Variant Threat

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New York: Amid fears of spread of the potentially more-contagious new COVID variant Omicron that was identified in South Africa, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has issued a state of emergency in the state due to a spike in new coronavirus infections and hospitalisations, according to her executive order.Also Read – Pfizer, BioNTech Not Sure About Effectiveness of Vaccines On New COVID Variant Omicron

“Whereas, New York is now experiencing COVID-19 transmission at rates the state has not seen since April 2020…Whereas, the rate of new COVID-19 hospital admissions has been increasing over the past month to over 300 new admissions a day…I do hereby declare a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York through January 15, 2022,” the executive order said on Friday evening. Also Read – US Imposes Travel Ban From South Africa, 7 Other Countries Over Omicron Variant

The state of emergency will increase hospital capacity in New York and support vaccination efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Hochul issued the state of emergency amid concerns over the new Omicron coronavirus variant detected in southern Africa. The United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and many European countries imposed new restrictions on foreign nationals travelling from countries in the region due to the new strain.

(With inputs from ANI)

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