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The US centre for disease control has told Americans not to travel next week for Thanksgiving celebrations.
The guidance, according to the AP press agency, is amongst the strongest given by the US government on limiting celebrations because of the pandemic. Americans have also been told not to spend the holiday on 26 November with people who aren’t in their household.
The body’s Dr Erin Sauber-Schatz cited more than 1 million new cases in the US over the past week as the reason for the new guidance.
“The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is at home with the people in your household,” she said.
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