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Israel lawmakers approve US travel ban to curb Omicron

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Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday banned citizens and residents from US travel, adding it to a list of more than 50 countries declared off-limits in an effort to contain the Omicron coronavirus variant. A parliamentary committee voted to approve a health ministry recommendation putting the United States on Israel’s “red list,” along with Italy, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Morocco, Portugal, Switzerland and Turkey, committee spokeswoman Ronit Gal said in a statement. The ban comes into affect Wednesday and will remain in force for at least a week, Gal added.  The United King…

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