TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has removed Arizona, Bahrain and French Guiana from its quarantine list for travelers. The travel quarantine list, however, Florida and countries with a CDC level 3 travel health advisory remain. the state on effective dates and the state reviews and updates the list every two weeks. The KDHE says those who need to quarantine for two weeks include visitors or residents who traveled to Florida on or after June 29. Arizona between June 17 and July 27. You took a cruise on a cruise ship or a river cruise on or after March 15. International travel to Bahrain or French Guiana from July 14 to July 26 International travel from July 14 to countries with a CDC L Level 3 travel health notice, including China, Iran, Schengen area Europe, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Brazil. International travelers should follow CDC guidelines and protocols. The ministry says the others who should continue to be quarantined are those under a travel-related quarantine for a previously listed state or county and those who have received a notification from public health officials indicating that they have been in contact with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID. -19. “It is important to remember that traveling comes with risks,” said Dr Lee Norman, secretary of KDHE. “We encourage those considering travel to review their options, determine its necessity and if they choose to go, remember to take precautions: wear a mask, stay away socially and avoid mass gatherings. . The KDHE says states added to the list are decided based on new cases in states over a two-week period and then comparing them to the Kansas rate. He says states with considerably higher rates are added to the list. As a perspective, he says Kansas’ rate was 223 cases per 100,000 people, Flordia’s is currently 717 cases per 100,000 people. According to the KDHE, travel quarantines do not prevent travel through the State, people from these places can still pass through Kansas. He says he recommends limited stops, wearing masks and being six feet away from others. However, if the destination is Kansas, travelers are required to self-quarantine upon arrival. KDHE says critical infrastructure workers who have been to these destinations should contact their local health department for information. instructions on applying quarantine orders while working. It says critical infrastructure employees must have staff resources to continue serving the Kansans so that local health departments can authorize a modified quarantine. For more information on COVID-19, visit the Kansans website. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Copyright 2020 WIBW. All rights reserved. .
The United States works closely with its allies in the Middle East and throughout the world to combat the specter of terrorism. Today, seven member countries of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) announced the appointment of six individuals and entities affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as part of our efforts to disrupt ISIS’s ability to finance its global operations.
Today’s action targets money service businesses and charities that operate under false pretenses, all of which play an important role in transferring funds to support ISIS operations, including by channeling hundreds of thousands of dollars to ISIS leaders in Syria and Iraq. These sanctions affected three Syrian-based money service businesses – al Haram Exchange, Tawasul Company, and al-Khalidi Exchange – along with ISIS senior financial facilitator Abd-al-Rahman Ali Husain al-Ahmad al-Rawi, and based in Afghanistan Nejaat Social Welfare Organization and its director, Sayed Habib Ahmad Khan. These individuals and entities were previously designated by the United States under Executive Order 13224.
Actions taken today serve as further warnings for individuals and businesses that provide financial or material support to terrorist organizations. The TFTC is a vital organization that coordinates and shares financial intelligence information to target activities that threaten the national security of its members, which includes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. Our work continues.