New Covid-19 variant: Travellers from 7 African countries to be barred from entering S'pore; will face tighter restrictions

26/11/2021 9:43:00 AM
New Covid-19 variant: Travellers from 7 African countries to be barred from entering S'pore; will face tighter restrictions

New Covid-19 variant: Travellers from 7 African countries to be barred from entering S'pore; will face tighter restrictions

New Covid-19 variant: Travellers from 7 African countries to be barred from entering S'pore; will face tighter restrictions

SINGAPORE — Travellers who have recently travelled to seven African countries, including South Africa and Botswana, will face new restrictions in light of a new, potentially more contagious Covid-19 variant circulating in those countries.

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