New Jersey declared a state of emergency due to the spread of the Omicron strain
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency as the number of coronavirus infections increases due to the spread of the Omicron strain.
“COVID-19 remains a significant threat to our state, and we must use all available resources to fight back against the wave of disease caused by the Omicron variant,” said Phil Murphy.
The measure will allow the state to better use its resources to vaccinate, test and recruit additional medical personnel. The emergency regime will remain in effect for 30 days unless authorities decide to extend it during that time.
Overall in the U.S., Johns Hopkins University estimates that the number of people infected has already reached 61.5 million. The country continues to rank first in the world by this indicator.