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Biden pledges more US school COVID tests in bid to avoid closures

Al Jazeera, 13 Jan 2022
The administration of President Joe Biden has announced it will provide an additional 10 million coronavirus tests a month to schools across the country in a bid to avert closures amid a spike in cases fuelled by the Omicron variant.
The White House on Wednesday said it would make available five million lab-based PCR tests and five million rapid tests monthly starting in January to ease supply shortages and to help schools safely reopen following the holiday break.

Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Chicago.

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