EU to Suspend Flights From South Africa Due to New Variant

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The European Union has urged member states to bar air travel with South Africa and at least other six countries over a new coronavirus variant that has sunk global stocks today.

The new variant called B.1.1.529 is sparking international concern because it carries an extremely high number of mutations which makes it look “dramatically” different from the version the COVID-19 vaccines were designed to target. 

The @EU_Commission will propose, in close coordination with Member States, to activate

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