Airlines told to keep data on travelers from southern Africa

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Hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi reporting reporting airlines airlines are are told told by by federal federal health health officials officials to to keep keep data data on on travelers travelers from from southern southern Africa Africa the the centers centers for for disease disease control control and and prevention prevention is is requiring requiring airlines airlines to to gather gather contact contact tracing tracing information information on on passengers passengers entering entering the the United United States States who who have have been been in in southern southern Africa Africa in in the the previous previous two two weeks weeks the the CDC CDC order order was was obtained obtained by by the the Associated Associated Press Press the the directive directive follows follows president president Joe Joe Biden's Biden's order order that that went went into into effect effect Monday Monday barring barring most most foreign foreign nationals nationals from from entering entering the the U. U. S. S. if if they they have have been been in in southern southern Africa Africa or or the the Omicron Omicron a a variant variant of of covert covert nineteen nineteen was was first first reported reported under under the the CDC CDC order order airlines airlines are are required required to to keep keep information information on on passengers passengers who who have have been been in in southern southern Africa Africa for for thirty thirty days days and and provided provided to to the the CDC CDC within within twenty twenty four four hours hours if if requested requested Mike Mike Rossio Rossio Washington Washington

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