Latest News on Coronavirus and Omicron Virus – President Joe Biden says “We have to do more and better”
US President Joe Biden on Monday revealed that while his administration is taking concrete steps to ramp up Covid-19 testing, it is “not enough,” adding, “If I had known, we would have gone harder, quicker if we could have.”
Biden, who participated in the White House Covid-19 Response Team’s regular call with the National Governors Association, said that “seeing how tough it was for some folks to get a test this weekend shows we have more work to do and we’re doing it.”
Biden told the governors, “We have to do more, we have to do better, and we will.”
When asked if the quarantine period for those who were tested positive with Covid-19 should be shortened, Biden responded with what he told ABC News last week, that he will listen to his medical team’s advice, adding, “when I get a recommendation I follow it.”
Although this was the first time Biden joined the group’s virtual meeting, White House Covid-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said it was the 40th such call between the White House and this group.
Still in the omicron virus update, Greece government has announced further restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of the Omicron variant which has seen a sharp rise particularly in the Attica region where the capital city of Athens is located.