Kamala Harris calls South Africa travel ban 'necessary' amid concerns over COVID-19 omicron variant

ハリス’ comments came during a visit to a Christmas market in downtown D.C. 中小企業の土曜日を祝って.

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US Vice President Kamala Harris makes her way to board a plane before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on June 14, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US Vice President Kamala Harris makes her way to board a plane before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on June 14, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

I have been briefed,” Harris told reporters. “As the president has said, we’re gonna take every precaution and that’s why we’ve taken the measures we have.

Harris said shecan’t stress enoughhow important it is for Americans to get their booster shots or their first or second dose of the COVID-19 ワクチン. “I will say what I say every time because it remains true. They are safe, ワクチンは無料です, and they will save your life.

ジョー・バイデン大統領, with Vice President Kamala Harris on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, 月曜, 11月. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

ジョー・バイデン大統領, with Vice President Kamala Harris on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, 月曜, 11月. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Asked about any additional travel restrictions, Harris thought for a moment and said, “We’ll take it one step at a time, but as of now we’ve done what we believe is necessary.

Harris was accompanied on her visit to the Christmas market by second gentleman Doug Emhoff. The two bought an assortment of items, including candles from Smell of Love Candles, AN “I’m Speaking” カレンダー, spices, maps from Terratorie and treats from The Capital Candy Jar.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a press conference in Paris, 金曜日, 11月. 12, 2021. (Thomas Coex, Pool Photo via AP)

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a press conference in Paris, 金曜日, 11月. 12, 2021. (Thomas Coex, Pool Photo via AP) (Thomas Coex, Pool Photo via AP)

金曜日に, Biden restricted travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday over concerns of theheavily mutatedomicron variant, which has been identified in Botswana, ジンバブエ, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.

The omicron variant, according to World Health Organization (WHO) 役人, has a large number of mutations, “some of which are concerning.

In addition to the U.S., the European Union, United Kingdom and Israel have 停止しました air travel to southern Africa in response to the new variant.

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