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New Covid-19 variant in Southern Africa drives a wave of travel bans

Johannesburg — Dozens of countries restricted and wanted containment of round-trip trips to South Africa and neighboring countries on Friday A rapidly spreading new variant of coronavirus Scientists say it is more contagious and may reduce the effectiveness of the current Covid-19 vaccine.

World Health Organization experts were scheduled to meet late Friday to decide whether to declare the new strain (now known as B.1.1.529) a “variant of concern”. WHO uses this label on viral strains that have been shown to be more contagious, lead to more serious illnesses, or reduce the effectiveness of public health measures, tests, treatments, or vaccines.

New Covid-19 variant in Southern Africa drives a wave of travel bans

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