Do travel restrictions stop the spread of coronavirus variants?

Washington Post published this video item, entitled “Do travel restrictions stop the spread of coronavirus variants?” – below is their description.

While several countries imposed travel restrictions to stop the spread of the omicron variant, world health officials say the move only works “at the beginning of an outbreak.” Read more: https://wapo.st/3DkAQmk.

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