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Biden discussed efforts to lower prices for Americans laid PITTSBURGH, Pa. - President Joe Biden will make his second visit of 2022 to Pennsylvania to visit Pittsburgh on Friday, the White House said, as the Democrat confronts a persistent COVID-19 pandemic, rising inflation and congressional gridlock stalling some of his top priorities.The White House said Biden will discuss "strengthening the nation’s supply chains, revitalizing American manufacturing, creating good-paying, union jobs, and building a better America."Biden is expected to tout last year’s bipartisan infrastructure law he signed, as Democrats from around the state play up its benefits, including $1.6 billion to improve bridges across Pennsylvania and $858 million to help rebuild the Montgomery Lock and Dam on the Ohio River south of Pittsburgh.Last week, Biden and first lady Jill Biden packed food boxes at a Philadelphia food bank as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.The fast-spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus, inflation and other challenges have pummeled Biden’s approval rating and threaten a midterm rout for his party.The presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania is of great political importance in 2022, with the governor's office and a U.S.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with the White House Competition Council in the East Room of the White House January 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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Covid travel tests for those who have been double jabbed have been scrapped by the government.Although Boris Johnson did not confirm the exact date when these new rules will come into place, it is expected to be before the half-term break next month – saving holidaymakers an extra cost.This news comes as the Prime Minister announced that the UK is "moving through the Omicron wave".Speaking to broadcasters during a visit to the Academic Centre, Milton Keynes Hospital, he said: “We have, thanks to the tough decisions, the big calls that we made… the most open economy and society in Europe.“And although we have to be cautious, we are now moving through the Omicron wave, and you can see the figures are starting to get better.“So what we’re doing on travel, to show that this country is open for business, open for travellers, you will see changes so that people arriving no longer have to take tests if they have been vaccinated, if they have been double vaccinated.”To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.Double-jabbed travellers currently have to pre-book a Day 2 antigen test from a private supplier to take on their second day of arrival into the country.Non-vaccinated arrivals must take a pre-departure test and two post-arrival PCR tests – Day 2 and Day 8 – as well as having to self-isolate for 10 days.It is still unclear if new rules will come into place for unvaccinated passengers.The new announcement comes after the chief executives of the UK's largest airlines urged the government to end coronavirus-related travel restrictions.The bosses pointed to evidence that the Omicron variant is in retreat, and argued that current measures have a "limited effect" in preventing