Canada, the U.Ok., France and Israel are among the countries that lately banned air travel from southern Africa after a brand new variant, generally known as “Omicron,” was lately detected in South Africa and labeled by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a variant of concern.
The European Union’s chief govt has additionally referred to as for the suspension of travel linked to locations the place the variant has been detected. But WHO is cautioning in opposition to the transfer, asking countries to use a risk-based strategy as opposed to a full ban. Cases have already been detected in Belgium and in Hong Kong as properly.
South Africa’s personal well being minister on Thursday spoke in regards to the variant, saying the federal government could be assembly to decide the implications of the variant.
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