Day: February 5, 2021

CDC issues rule requiring travelers to wear face masks

All travelers using public transportation will now be required to wear a face mask, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated in a new order issued late Friday aimed at containing Covid-19 case counts across the country.



a group of people standing on a subway train: Commuters wearing masks step on and off a subway in New York.


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Commuters wearing masks step on and off a subway in New York.

Passengers will be required to follow the new rule while “boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel” on planes, buses, subways, trains, ferries and ride-share vehicles, the guidelines say.

The new order states masks must completely cover a traveler’s nose and mouth. Face shields,

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South Africans no longer have visa-free entry to Ireland





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The Republic of Ireland has long been a favourite destination for South Africans. This is thanks to its cheerful people, the spectacular beauty of the Irish countryside, the famous Guinness Beer and also because no visa is required for tourist visits of up to three months.

However, the Irish government has initiated several changes regarding travel from South Africa to Ireland. The Irish Embassy in Pretoria announced the changes on 27 January via its social media platforms.

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Travel ban irks sheriff: Execs include COVID shot requirement | Regional news

JUNEAU — A proposed ban on out-of-state travel got a hot reception from Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt Monday morning as the Executive Committee met in the Administration Building.

What had been proposed as a restriction on

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Yangon Embassy Warns Indians to Avoid Travel Over Possible Unrest



a large ship in the background: Police security man a roadblock in Myanmar. (Photo Courtesy: AP)


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Police security man a roadblock in Myanmar. (Photo Courtesy: AP)

New Delhi: The Indian Embassy in Myanmar on Tuesday asked all citizens to avoid travel and take precautions while visiting the country in view of the recent military coup and possible unrest. Myanmar has appointed Myint Swe, the army-appointed vice president, as the new leader of the country after the military arrested civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political leaders.

“In view of the recent developments in Myanmar, all Indian citizens are required to take due precautions and avoid unnecessary travel.

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