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Travel directives for eight African countries were issued tonight by the State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), after the White House announced new travel restrictions earlier due to the location of this “worrying” variant in the Om.
The CDC has revised its travel recommendations to level 4, ie “very high” risk, for South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Eswatini and Botswana. At the same time, the US State Department issued a travel directive urging American citizens not to visit this region of South Africa.
Just last Monday, the CDC had set South Africa at level 1, the “very low” risk.