‘We’re watching very closely’ omicron COVID variant with N.J. as international travel hub, Murphy says
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Acknowledging New Jersey is “a hub of international travel,” Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he’s concerned about a new variant of the coronavirus first detected in South Africa and that he’s speaking with the White House later in the day about potential travel bans. The governor’s comments come on the heels of the new omicron variant increasingly being detected around the world. “There is a concern. I’m actually speaking to the White House at 5:30 p.m.,” Murphy said during his regular COVID-19 briefing. “That’s something that we’re watching very closely,” he said, referring to the possibility of…

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