Strain “Omicron”: the head of South Africa called for the lifting of restrictions on air traffic with the states of South Africa

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The new restrictions will simply cause further damage to the economies of the affected countries and undermine them the ability to respond to and recover from a pandemic.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the lifting of travel restrictions imposed by some states to combat the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus strain “.

Interfax writes about this.

“We call on all those countries that have imposed travel bans on our country and our brotherly countries in southern Africa to immediately and urgently cancel their decisions,” Ramaphosa said.

He believes that these restrictions are unjustified and unfairly discriminate against “our country and our South African brotherly countries.” her.

According to him, the restrictions are not scientifically supported and will not be able to effectively prevent the spread of the new strain.

As a reminder, on November 26, the World Health Organization qualified a new strain of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which was named “Omicron” as a cause of concern. This strain of coronavirus was first identified in early November by health authorities in South Africa. The number of cases of detection of this variant in patients with COVID-19 is increasing.

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