New Covid Variant Triggers U.S. Travel Restrictions From 8 African Nations

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The U.S. is restricting travel from eight African nations because of the threat of a new Covid-19 variant named “Omicron.”

The move was recommend by the White House coronavirus response team, to try and contain the spread.

Other countries included in the restriction — which does not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents — are Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.