The US will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other southern African countries to try to contain a new coronavirus variant spreading there.
From Monday, only US citizens and residents will be allowed to travel from the region.
If the Omicron variant is of such concern and if it is spreading through suouthern Africa, then why not slam the fucking door shut now? Why wait three or so days?
And why not require quarantining of everyone who is eligible to travel from that region?
This is had the oder of the public health version of security theater.