White House considering domestic travel restrictions for Florida as mutated COVID-19 cases surging

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President Biden is considering imposing domestic travel restrictions including in the state of Florida as the number of cases from the new UK variant of COVID-19 is surging all over the US and exploding in Florida.

Many news outlets are starting to post the news:

Outbreaks of the new variants — including a highly contagious one, was first identified in the UK, as well as others from South Africa and Brazil that now have scientists worried that they can evade existing vaccines. This has lent urgency to a review of potential travel restrictions within the United States, one federal official said.

“There are active conversations about what could help mitigate spread here, but we have to follow the data and what’s going to work.

“But we’re having conversations about anything that would help mitigate spread,” the official said, referring to discussions about new travel restrictions that could target the spread of the U.K. mutation in Florida.

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The U.K. COVID strain known as B.1.1.7, has recently exploded in Florida, where over a third of all cases in the United States have been identified.

“No decisions have been made, but we certainly are having conversations across government,” the White House official said, pointing to current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encouraging Americans to stay home and only travel for essential reasons.

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