Biden announces new travel restrictions in response to new COVID variant

The Delta variant of COVID-19 may have disappeared, but another variant of the virus has taken its place.

This new variant, dubbed “Omicron” by World Health Organization officials, has sprung up in South Africa in recent weeks, according to the report. Fox News.

For this reason, on Friday, President Joe Biden announced his administration would impose new travel restrictions on the South African country.

Interestingly, many prominent members of the media and Democrats – including Biden himself – used to hint that former President Donald Trump’s travel ban on China is racist.


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Even so, the Biden administration will implement the new ban on the advice of Dr. Anthony Faucice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“This morning, I was briefed by my chief medical adviser, Dr Tony Fauci and members of our COVID response team, briefed on the Omicron variant, which is spreading through South Africa,” Biden said. said in a statement, according to Fox News.

“As a precautionary measure until we have more information, I will be ordering further restrictions on air travel from South Africa and seven other countries. These new restrictions will go into effect on November 29.”

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Biden then went on to repeat his typical vaccination rhetoric, suggesting pandemic restrictions won’t end until the whole world is vaccinated.

“The news of this new variant will make it clearer than ever why this pandemic won’t end until we have universal vaccinations,” Biden continued.

“I call on countries to gather next week for the World Trade Organization ministerial meeting to meet the United States’ challenge to waive intellectual property protections for vaccines. vaccine for COVID, so that these vaccines can be produced globally.”

WHO announced the discovery of a new variant on Thursday, claiming it has more mutations previous strain. In addition, Omicron is thought to have the ability to evade antibodies.


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In addition to South Africa, the new variant has also been seen in Israel and Hong Kong.

Known because Omicron nourishes its head, stocks started to fall on Black Friday.

At one point, the Dow Jones fell from 900 to 1,000 points, or 2.5%. Additionally, the S&P 500 is down about 100 points, or about 2%, while the Nasdaq is down nearly 300 points, or a 3% loss.

Bloomberg reported that the oil industry was not much better.

In West Texas, oil prices fell below 10%, reaching around $70 per barrel, while global oil prices fell to a similar level of $75 per barrel.


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