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US bans travel from South Africa, 7 more countries

US bans travel from South Africa, 7 more countries

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27 Nov 2021 - 15:31
US bans travel from South Africa, 7 more countries
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27 Nov 2021 - 15:31

 

KABUL (Pajhwok): A new variant of Covid has been identified in South Africa, with the US imposing restrictions on travel to the country and seven other countries.

According to reports, the new form of coronavirus has recently been discovered in South African and is spreading rapidly.

The World Health Organization has named it the fifth and most dangerous strain of the virus.

US President Joe Biden, following consultation with his medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fuchs, banned traveling to the US from South Africa and seven other countries (Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique and Malawi).

According to John Hopkins University, the disease has so far killed 5.2 million people worldwide, including 7,308 in Afghanistan.

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