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UK Suspends flights from 6 African countries over New Covid-19 variant

The United Kingdom (UK) Government has temporarily banned flights from six African countries over fear of sparks in the new coronavirus variant.

The six countries are: South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini.

Aside the six suspended countries, other travellers arriving in England from several African nations will be required to quarantine.

There have been warnings of a new coronavirus variant.

UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that from 12:00 GMT on Friday, November 26, 2021, the six African countries would be added to the red list, with flights being temporarily banned.

The new Covid-19 variant is known as B.1.1.529. Health experts considered the new variant as the worst so far.

About 59 confirmed cases of the new variant have been identified in South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana so far.


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