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UK fears new coronavirus ‘B.1.1.529’ bans flights from six African nations

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The BBC news agency reported that Sajid Javid, Minister of Health of the United Kingdom. It was announced on Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 that the UK would suspend flights from six African nations: South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini from 12:00. Friday, local time onwards

The latest move in the UK comes after Many experts came out to warn about the COVID-19 virus. A new species first found in Botswana. It has the scientific name B.1.1.529 because it has 50 mutations, but more than 30 are in spiny proteins. This is where most vaccines are targeted. until it may have the ability to dodge immunity

Although now there have not been found infected with COVID-19. such species in the UK And so far, only 59 cases have been reported in South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana, but Javid said. The red-listing of the six countries was done to protect the country’s borders.

According to the latest measures, from 12:00 on Friday, non-UK and Ireland residents They will be barred from entering the country if they have been in any of the six countries in the last 10 days, while British and Irish citizens arriving from these African nations arriving in the UK after 4:00am on Sunday will be required to enter. detention at the hotel Those who returned earlier will have to self-isolate at home.

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