‘Nothing in the cards’ for new COVID lockdowns or mandates in N.J. as worry grows over omicron variant, Murphy says

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There are no immediate plans to implement lockdowns or other restrictions to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus in New Jersey despite growing concerns over the newly discovered omicron variant that has the possibility to spread more easily, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday. The governor said there’s not enough known yet about the mutant coronavirus to trigger any new mandates. But he stressed that doesn’t mean things could change as the nation and world learn more about the omicron variant. “Nothing is in the cards, but we take nothing off the table,” Murphy said when asked about the possi…

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