Biden says US must 'do better' on COVID-19 vaccinations

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Washington, United States Published: Jul 28, 2021, 07:27 AM(IST)

US President Joe Biden Photograph:( AFP )

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In a statement following the move by the Centres for Disease Control to require the vaccinated to mask up indoors in high-risk areas, Biden said he would lay out new steps on Thursday to overcome a lag in vaccinations

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Americans "still need to do better" on COVID-19 vaccinations, as US health authorities tightened mask guidelines for parts of the country where infections are surging once again.

In a statement following the move by the Centres for Disease Control to require the vaccinated to mask up indoors in high-risk areas, Biden said he would lay out new steps on Thursday to overcome a lag in vaccinations.

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In a separate address to the US intelligence community, when asked about a possible vaccine mandate for US federal workers, Biden replied: "That's under consideration right now."

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