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US President Joe Biden to outline plan to curb COVID-19 Delta variant as cases grow

US President Joe Biden to outline plan to curb COVID-19 Delta variant as cases grow

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the August Jobs Report at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 3, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Thursday (Sep 9) will present a six-pronged strategy aimed at fighting the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus Delta variant and increasing US COVID-19 vaccinations, a White House official said on Tuesday.

The United States is struggling to combat a wave of infections driven by the variant even as officials urge unvaccinated Americans to get the shots. Rising case loads have raised concerns as children return to school, rattled investors and upended many companies' return-to-office plans.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Biden "will lay out a six-pronged strategy ... working across the public and private sectors".

Nearly 650,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

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Source: Reuters/ng

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