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Biden lifts travel ban in 8 African countries with Omicron variant

Travel restrictions will be lifted for eight African countries under the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. According to a senior official in the Biden administration, the president has lifted his travel restrictions to Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Mozambique and Lesotho, reports CNBC. The restrictions are expected to end on December 31 at 12:01 […]

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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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Many African countries are tightening pandemic restrictions in the face of a Covid surge.

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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How African countries are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic | Imperial News

We take an in-depth look at how three African countries have coped with the pandemic so far and how they are rolling out immunization programs. The impact of the pandemic on the African continent has been varied due to the fact that African countries are not on an equal footing. For example, countries with the […]

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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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Why restrictions on southern African countries are called “travel apartheid”

South African President Cypril Ramaphosa last week said the restrictions punish the very people and governments that have helped inform the world of a new variant of the coronavirus Travel restrictions imposed on countries in southern Africa – where Omicron was first identified – by dozens of countries, including the United States and Britain, are […]

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AU calls for lifting of COVID-related travel bans against African countries

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday called for an “urgent rescinding” of travel bans imposed on some African countries following the emergence of the Omicron variant COVID-19. Following the announcement by South African scientists of the discovery of the variant in late November, several countries imposed travel restrictions on southern African countries in order to […]

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Government lifts travel ban on African countries – Eye Witness News

WHO says omicron variant has been confirmed in 57 countries so far NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government will lift restrictions imposed on eight southern African countries last week following the discovery of the omicron variant of COVID-19, the Minister of Health and Welfare, Dr Michael, announced yesterday Darville. These countries include Botswana; Eswatini (formerly Swaziland); […]

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WHO criticizes travel bans in southern African countries – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentry

World Health Organization logo (Facebook) The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose a flight ban on countries in southern Africa over concerns over the new variant of the omicron. WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti called on countries to follow international science and health regulations to avoid […]

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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. […]

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What African countries have taken away from COP26

The 26th United Nations climate change conference, COP26, recently ended, with the aim of uniting countries in the fight against climate change. Climate change issues are likely to hit African countries the hardest, although the continent is least responsible for climate change. We asked Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla, AIMS-Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Science at […]