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In the aftermath of the Omicron Variant, the Biden Administration imposes a travel ban on eight African countries

In the aftermath of the Omicron Variant, the Biden Administration imposes a travel ban on eight African countries

In the aftermath of the ‘Omicron’ Variant, the Biden Administration imposes a travel ban on eight African countries

Amid the discovery of a new highly infectious “Omicron” variant of the coronavirus, world leaders have imposed a travel ban on eight African countries

The restrictions apply to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini (Swaziland), Mozambique, and Malawi. A senior administrative official told Politico about this. US citizens and lawful permanent residents are excluded in this order, but they will need to present a COVID Negative Certificate before they are allowed to re-enter the United States.

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The ban on travel from these nations to America begins on Monday, following. The committee made the decision following the World Health Organization’s emergency meeting on Friday, where it deemed the new virus strain to be highly contagious. The variant has a lot of mutations that could make it resistant to the current vaccine as well as natural immunity.

On Friday, the stock market reacted calmly to a shocking announcement that took place just before trading began. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 800 points just minutes into the market opening. Investors reacted to the new COVID variant by changing their investment portfolio. They began shifting from fear of inflation and economic crisis to fixed income assets, plus gold or silver.

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