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CDC recommends Americans don't travel for Thanksgiving

By Rebecca Spalding and Manojna Maddipatla, Reuters | Posted - Nov. 19, 2020 at 10:09 a.m.


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ATLANTA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it recommends Americans do not travel during the Thanksgiving holiday next week to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as cases of the virus spike around the country.

The travel recommendation is a "strong recommendation," not a requirement, CDC official Henry Walke said on a call with reporters Thursday. The government agency said it was making the recommendation after many states across the country have experienced a surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks.

(Reporting by Rebecca Spalding; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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