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State Department To Issue Travel Warnings Amid 'Unprecedented' COVID-19 Risks

The department says the new advisories will "better reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's science." Americans are urged not to travel to nearly 80% of countries around the globe.

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Vanessa Romo is a reporter for NPR's News Desk. She covers breaking news on a wide range of topics, weighing in daily on everything from immigration and the treatment of migrant children, to a war-crimes trial where a witness claimed he was the actual killer, to an alleged sex cult. She has also covered the occasional cat-clinging-to-the-hood-of-a-car story.