US go restrict travel from South Africa and 7 oda southern African kontries to consider to have one particular new coronavirus variant wey dey spread dia.
From Monday, only US citizens and inhabitants go dey permitted to travel from di location.
Dis a single dey comply with one particular related flight ban wey EU and Uk impose. Canada dey also introduce travel constraints.
Di Earth Well being Firm (WHO) don previously declare say di new variant dey “of worry”, occur title am Omicron.
US officers say flights from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi go dey blocked, dis one observe before moves wey EU also consider. Di ban go come into influence on Monday.
Inside assertion, President Joe Biden say di transfer na “precautionary evaluate” wey dem consider till sabi pipo sabi additional tins about di variant.
Canada dey also shut down dia borders to international travellers wey don a short while ago go South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Foreign citizens go dey banned from Canada if dem don go dis 7 nations in di earlier 14 times.
Dem 1st report di Omicron variant to di WHO from South Africa on 24 November, and due to the fact den, dem don detect am for oda kontries.
South Africa overall health ministry don criticise di hurry to impose new travel constraints, dem call dem “draconian”, and opposite to WHO steering.
Scientists say dem even now get plenti tins to discover about di virus new mutations, and WHO say e go just take a number of months to have an understanding of di impact of di new variant, as gurus dey work to figure out how effortlessly e suit transmit.
WHO on Friday say initial proof counsel say di new variant carry higher possibility of reinfection dan oda variants.
Experts say na di most seriously mutated variation wey don display nevertheless, e suggest say Covid vaccines, wey dem design wey dem use di initial strain from Wuhan, China, healthy no dey as helpful.
Di WHO say so far, fewer dan 100 sample sequences na im dem don get report about. Dem don generally confam conditions for South Africa, but dem don also detect am for Hong Kong, Israel, Botswana and Belgium.
Most of di circumstances for South Africa don appear from di most populated province, Gauteng, of which Johannesburg na die funds metropolis.
In the meantime, the flight bans dey threaten to independent people about di festive period.