Travel bans aren't the answer to stopping new Covid variant Omicron
Travel bans aren't the answer to stopping new Covid variant Omicron

There is global concern and widespread alarm at the discovery of SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called Omicron.

By Anthony Zwi 1 day ago

Source: Reuters/Sumaya Hisham
Omicron explained: Why scientists are worried

Authorities around the world have reacted with alarm to a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa.

By Alistair Smout, Alexander Winning, Tim Cocks, Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Stephanie Nebehay 3 days ago

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Dutch in arms: Omicron detected on SA flight

Dutch health authorities announced they had detected 61 Covid-19 cases among people who flew from South Africa on Friday and believe at least some infections are of the new Omicron variant.

3 days ago

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UK's 'knee-jerk' Red List temporary ban throws South African travellers into a muddle

Britain announced on Thursday that it would be temporarily halting flights from South Africa and some neighbouring countries owing to the threat of the new Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529, leaving travellers in a state of disarray.

By Victoria O'Regan 26 Nov 2021

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