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United States lifts travel restrictions for southern African countries

MONDAY, December 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) – As of December 31, the United States will lift travel restrictions on eight countries in southern Africa. The restrictions were first announced in late November in response to concerns over Omicron, the highly contagious new variant of COVID-19. Omicron was first spotted in southern Africa. The restrictions targeted […]

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Many African countries tighten Covid restrictions as fourth wave spreads

NAIROBI, Kenya – In the past three weeks alone, the percentage of Kenyans testing positive for coronavirus has risen from less than 1% to over 30% – the highest positivity rate in the country to date. In Uganda, nearly 50 lawmakers and their aides, some of them vaccinated, tested positive this week after attending a […]

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Omicron: US lifts travel restrictions on 8 southern African countries

REUTERS Fri 24 Dec 2021 21:45 Last update on: Fri 24 Dec 2021 21:49 Passengers wait to board international flights, amid the spread of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron, at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 28, 2021. REUTERS / Sumaya Hisham / File Photo “> Passengers wait to board international […]

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United States Lifts Omicron Travel Ban on Eight African Countries | US News

The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions on eight southern African countries imposed last month over concerns over the rapidly spreading variant of Covid-19 Omicron, the White House said on Friday. Foreign nationals banned from entering the United States because they have visited one of the eight countries in the previous 14 days will be […]

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UK removes 11 African countries from travel ‘red list’ as Omicron spreads rapidly nationwide

Topline British officials announcement they will remove 11 African countries from the country’s red list on Wednesday, saying travel restrictions are no longer effective in containing the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus as it is now widespread in the UK, while the ban more Strict US restrictions on travel from certain African […]

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Ghana opposes distinguishing African countries from travel bans linked to Covid-19 – – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (right) in a nudge with Cyril Ramaphosa President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared Ghana’s opposition to all attempts to designate African countries for the imposition of travel bans, as instruments of immigration control. This position, President Akufo-Addo said, was based on the fact that “the omicron variant of COVID-19, […]

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Japan to ban foreign residents from returning from 10 African countries

The government will ban foreign residents from returning to Japan from 10 southern African countries from December 2 as a countermeasure against the Omicron variant of the new coronavirus. Japanese nationals who have visited the same countries – South Africa, Angola, Eswatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Lesotho – will still be allowed […]

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The Latest: CDC Says People 18 and Over Should Get Booster Shot | Govt. & Politics

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and receive a booster as he seeks to allay concerns over the new COVID-19 omicron variant. But he won’t immediately push for more restrictions to stop its spread, his chief medical adviser has said. Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert and […]

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United States joins restriction of travel from African countries on new variant of covid

Reuters Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:59 AM Last update: Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:09 AM Passengers pass through the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, United States, November 24, 2021. REUTERS “> Passengers pass through the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, United States, November 24, 2021. […]