The United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State Department on Monday eased government COVID-19 travel ratings for India and some other countries.
The CDC said it had changed its COVID-19 travel recommendation for India to “Level 1: Low” from “Level 3: High,” which urges unvaccinated Americans to avoid travel to those locations.
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The CDC also lowered Chad, Guinea and Namibia to “Level 1.” The State Department on Monday lowered its travel advisory for India to “Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution,” reflecting the lower COVID-19 risk, but also cited the risk of “crime and terrorism.”
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, according to his media adviser.
Bennett, 50, was scheduled to visit India from April 3 to 5. It is not yet known if the visit will be called off.
“The Prime Minister is feeling well and will continue to work from home,” a statement from his office said.
“Bennett will hold a situational assessment this morning on last night’s terror attack with the participation of Defence Minister Benny Gantz, Internal Security Minister Omer Barlev, Israel Defence Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi, Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar, police chief Kobi Shabtai and other officials,” it said.
Bennett attended a meeting in Hadera, the site of the terror attack in which two Israeli border policemen were killed and few others injured on Sunday but was seen wearing a mask in the officially released photograph.