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The US, European Union and other major destinations have moved to block flights from African countries following the discovery of an aggressive mutation of the Covid-19 virus. Follow for the latest news updates.
Brazilsaid it will close its air borders with the six countries too.Fellow EU nationsAustria, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Maltahave all announced imminent entry bans to all travelers who've entered South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini in the past two weeks.
Switzerlandhas banned all direct flights from the same seven countries as well.Omanwill suspend incoming flights from the seven countries beginning Sunday morning.Egypt, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Saudi Arabiaandhave also announced restrictions on the seven countries.
Meanwhile,Germanyplans to declare South Africa a"virus variant area" from Friday night, which will mean that airlines may only enter from the country to repatriate German citizens.President Biden announced that theUnited Stateswill restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday as a new coronavirus variant has emerged, administration officials tell CNN. Acting on advice from Dr. Anthony Fauci and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Biden administration will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi. Officials, who are still learning more about the variant, said the policy was implemented out of an abundance of caution. headtopics.com
Canadais taking similar steps as the US, according to its health minister.Greecewill allow only essential travel from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Eswatini, Zambia and Malawi, the country's health ministry said Friday. Travelers will have to obtain a special permit from the local Greek embassies and diplomatic missions to travel, the ministry said, adding that on arrival they will be tested and put in quarantine hotels for 10 days, after which they'll be tested again. The new measures take effect Saturday at 6 a.m. local time.
Australiais also banning the entry of foreign citizens who have traveled to the nine southern African countries in the previous 14 days.Starting December 1, travelers from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe “will not be allowed to enter
Thailand” and will not be permitted to apply for entry.Russiasaid on Friday it will restrict entry into its country for citizens from nine countries — South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Eswatini, Tanzania — as well as Hong Kong.
Turkeyissued a travel ban from five African countries — Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe — through land, air, sea and rail border crossings starting Friday night, according to a tweet from Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca. headtopics.com
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CNN, are you going to cover the Ghishaline Maxwell trial? Or am I missing stories? No more hand off Ethiopia The virus is likely going to keep mutating. The case numbers so far are not alarming, but we shouldn't put our guard down. Its up to us to slow the spread and protect our friends and family. After seeing the harsh responses to the vaccine, I am slightly scared for the future.
How can 1 determine it was this variant? Regular test sites can't test for specific variants on the spot. They have to be sent to a lab for extensive testing. Just because a variant was 1st brought to the public's attention in South Africa, doesn't mean it originated there. As reported the doctor first reporting omicron stated that omicron symptoms are more mild and last only a couple of days. Appears that like most viruses that mutate it becomes weaker.
So all 4 that had this new variance are diplomats and were vaccinated? Africa seems like a good place to start this new bullshit! It is already everywhere Poor Africa announce it before the other , they don’t know the game Some people just don’t get it do they. Let’s all use common sense, …or yeah we tried that one.
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UK Labour Party calls for quicker COVID booster jabs amid new variantBritain should cut the gap between the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and the booster jab from six to five months, Britain's main opposition Labour Party said on Saturday as the new Omicron variant sparked concern around the world. nice
5t Until every person is vaccinated this will continue. I am starting to believe that we will be masking and social distancing for the future and beyond. AOC will smoke a marijuana joint during a Congress cession , to legalize Marijuana . Did you mean the 'nu and or Xi' variant? You people will literally come up with anything to make me take this vaccine..it won't work!
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As Europe virus cases surge, UK plows on with its new normal | AP NewsAs several European nations tighten up to combat a spike in coronavirus infections, life in Britain is almost back to normal. Not for the first time in the pandemic, Britain is out of step with many of its neighbors. This time, it’s happy to be different. NU says hold up We might've lost our opportunity to control the pandemic and will mutate and become permanent, which will be an existential threat to civilizations. Coronavirus good luck
Stop creating viruses. It’s obvious we’re being murdered on a global scale. What!!! I thought they blocked travel that worked so well 🤣 AUGUST 2021 ALREADY STARTED, THE DESCENT! OF COVID-19. CHRISTMAS ALERT, DECEMBER! 2021. FEBRUARY 2022 PROPULSION! STUNNING OF A REAL AND EFFECTIVE DESCENT! OF COVID-19, ALL OVER THE PLANET, ON A GLOBAL LEVEL.
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Climate activists block Amazon UK warehouses on Black Friday | AP NewsClimate activists are blocking Amazon warehouses across the U.K. to try to pressure the company on one of its busiest days of the year. They want the e-commerce giant to improve working conditions and end business practices they say hurt the environment. Investors in Amazon don't want you to question the carbon footprint of Amazon. Fair enough. Amazon can do a lot more to help out the planet: paying more in taxes wouldn't go amiss either
Seal the borders! NOW!
ISS recommends shareholders support Shell move to UKProxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Service (ISS) recommended shareholders support Royal Dutch Shell's plan to move its head office from the Netherlands to Britain, according to a document seen by Reuters.
France expands sea monitoring as migrants vow to pursue UK dreamFrance pledged on Thursday to step up surveillance of its northern shores, but migrants huddling in makeshift camps said neither that nor a tragic drowning the day before would stop them from trying to cross the Channel to Britain. Wanting to go to the UK while in France sounds so ridiculous to me. They surely haven’t tried the food yet.
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