The EU wants to stop flights from Africa after a new corona

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Published November 26, 2021 at 11:32 AM

Abroad. The new corona variant B.1.1.529 has such a large number of mutations that both immunity from previous infection and from vaccination may be ineffective. Now the EU wants to close the routes to southern Africa, where the virus is spreading.

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The UK has announced that South Africa and five other countries are red-listed in the country's travel rules. Flights from South Africa will be suspended from noon on Friday.

According to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the union should follow the British example. The Commission therefore proposes that “flights from the southern African region be stopped”.

The Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell is critical and does not want to take any action before knowing if they were needed.

– Med the little information we have now we can not do much, he tells TT.