US to curb travel from eight southern African countries over new Covid-19 variant – Times of India

US to curb travel from eight southern African countries over

WASHINGTON: The United States will restrict entry to travellers from eight southern African countries over concerns about a new Covid-19 variant found in South Africa, President Joe Biden said on Friday. The policy does not ban flights or apply to the US citizens and lawful US permanent residents, a Biden administration official said. The restrictions … Read more

britain: New Covid variant: UK bans travel from 6 African countries – Times of India

britain New Covid variant UK bans travel from 6 African

LONDON: Britain on Thursday said it was concerned by a newly identified coronavirus variant spreading in South Africa that might make vaccines less effective and imperil efforts to fight the pandemic. The UK Health Security Agency said the variant, which is called B.1.1.529, has a spike protein that was dramatically different to the one in … Read more