EU MEMBER STATES AGREE TO BAN FLIGHTS FROM SOUTHERN AFRICA OVER NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT 'OMICRON' RAPIDLY SPREADING THERE

© Reuters European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Reuters A new coronavirus variant — B.1.1.529 — is rapidly spreading in southern Africa. It prompted the European Commission to recommend a flight ban from the region. Belgium announced Europe's first case of the new variant, which the WHO named Omicron, on Friday. European Union member states have agreed to ban flights fr...

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