WHO warns against Omicron travel bans as nations shut borders

South Africa Travel Ban

Travellers queue at a check-in counter at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on November 27, 2021, after several countries banned flights from South Africa following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant Omicron.

Photo credit: Phill Magakoe| AFP

The World Health Organization has warned that blanket travel bans will not prevent the spread of Omicron, as more countries rushed to impose curbs and the first cases of the new Covid strain were detected in Latin America.


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