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South African President knocks countries for closing their borders in response to Omicron coronavirus outbreak



South African President knocks countries for closing their borders in response to Omicron coronavirus outbreak

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has tackled Western nations for rapidly imposing journey bans following the most recent Omicron coronavirus outbreak.


Britain launched the measures in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid in South Africa this week.


Scientists have thus far solely detected the brand new Omicron variant in comparatively small numbers, primarily in South Africa but additionally in Botswana, Hong Kong, and Israel. However they’re involved by its excessive variety of mutations which raised considerations that it could possibly be extra vaccine-resistant and transmissible. 



South African officers are livid over the British ban on flights from southern African nations. A number of different nations together with Israel have adopted swimsuit.


Many South Africans really feel they’re being punished for his or her transparency and laborious work in conserving tabs on the best way the virus is mutating.


South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa mentioned authorities wouldn’t be contemplating financial lockdown restrictions in the meanwhile. He additionally slam wealthy Western nations for his or her knee-jerk imposition of journey bans after listening to concerning the new variant.



Ramaphosa mentioned: ‘This can be a clear and fully unjustified departure from the dedication that many of those nations made on the assembly of G20 nations in Rome final month’.


‘The prohibition of journey just isn’t knowledgeable by science, nor will or not it’s efficient in stopping the unfold of this variant. 


‘The one factor [it] will do is to additional injury the economies of the affected nations and undermine their means to answer the pandemic.’

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Ramaphosa additionally mentioned that obligatory Covid vaccination is being thought of by the federal government after conceding that his nation was coming into a fourth wave of the pandemic.  



He mentioned: ‘If circumstances proceed to climb, we will anticipate to enter a fourth wave of infections throughout the subsequent few weeks, if not sooner.’ 


The Omicron variant is considered extra transmissible than the currently-dominant Delta variant. It was first recognized in South Africa however has been present in Hong Kong, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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