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Emirates airline suspends travel from more African countries

An Airbus SE A380-800 aircraft, operated by Emirates, taxi at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Monday, March 23, 2020. Emirates, the largest long-haul airline, based in Dubai, and neighbor Etihad Abu Dhabi will stop carrying passengers for two weeks from Wednesday due to local restrictions. Photographer: Christopher Pike / Bloomberg via […]

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Biden lifts travel ban in 8 African countries with Omicron variant

Travel restrictions will be lifted for eight African countries under the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. According to a senior official in the Biden administration, the president has lifted his travel restrictions to Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Mozambique and Lesotho, reports CNBC. The restrictions are expected to end on December 31 at 12:01 […]

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Emirates airline suspends travel from more African countries as a precaution against Covid-19

Emirates on Tuesday suspended the entry of travelers from several African destinations until further notice. The airline said passengers on direct and transit flights from Angola and Guinea will not be allowed to travel to Dubai from December 28. Six other African countries are also on this list from this date and they are Kenya; […]

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Many African countries tighten Covid restrictions as fourth wave spreads

NAIROBI, Kenya – In the past three weeks alone, the percentage of Kenyans testing positive for coronavirus has risen from less than 1% to over 30% – the highest positivity rate in the country to date. In Uganda, nearly 50 lawmakers and their aides, some of them vaccinated, tested positive this week after attending a […]

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Many African countries are tightening pandemic restrictions in the face of a Covid surge.

NAIROBI, Kenya — In the past three weeks alone, the percentage of Kenyans testing positive for coronavirus has risen from less than 1% to over 30% — the highest positivity rate in the country to date. In Uganda, nearly 50 lawmakers and their aides, some of them vaccinated, tested positive this week after attending a […]

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How African countries are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic | Imperial News

We take an in-depth look at how three African countries have coped with the pandemic so far and how they are rolling out immunization programs. The impact of the pandemic on the African continent has been varied due to the fact that African countries are not on an equal footing. For example, countries with the […]

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UK removes 11 African countries from travel ‘red list’ as Omicron spreads rapidly nationwide

Topline British officials announcement they will remove 11 African countries from the country’s red list on Wednesday, saying travel restrictions are no longer effective in containing the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus as it is now widespread in the UK, while the ban more Strict US restrictions on travel from certain African […]

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Why restrictions on southern African countries are called “travel apartheid”

South African President Cypril Ramaphosa last week said the restrictions punish the very people and governments that have helped inform the world of a new variant of the coronavirus Travel restrictions imposed on countries in southern Africa – where Omicron was first identified – by dozens of countries, including the United States and Britain, are […]

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AU calls for lifting of COVID-related travel bans against African countries

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday called for an “urgent rescinding” of travel bans imposed on some African countries following the emergence of the Omicron variant COVID-19. Following the announcement by South African scientists of the discovery of the variant in late November, several countries imposed travel restrictions on southern African countries in order to […]

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Government lifts travel ban on African countries – Eye Witness News

WHO says omicron variant has been confirmed in 57 countries so far NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government will lift restrictions imposed on eight southern African countries last week following the discovery of the omicron variant of COVID-19, the Minister of Health and Welfare, Dr Michael, announced yesterday Darville. These countries include Botswana; Eswatini (formerly Swaziland); […]

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Omicron confirmed in nine African countries, officials say – KGET 17

through: RISDEL KASASIRA, Associated Press Job : December 7, 2021 / 3:26 a.m. PST / Update: December 7, 2021 / 6:51 a.m. PST FILE – A woman receives a coronavirus vaccine at Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda, May 31, 2021. Uganda has its first seven cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, an official […]

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South African Markets – Factors to Watch for December 7

JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 7 (Reuters) – The following scheduled economic events, stock market and currency movements could affect South African markets on Tuesday. ECONOMIC EVENTS Reserve data Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register now Government bond auction GDP T3 SOUTH AFRICAN MARKETS The South African Rand on Monday confirmed signs that the […]

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Ghana opposes distinguishing African countries from travel bans linked to Covid-19 – – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (right) in a nudge with Cyril Ramaphosa President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared Ghana’s opposition to all attempts to designate African countries for the imposition of travel bans, as instruments of immigration control. This position, President Akufo-Addo said, was based on the fact that “the omicron variant of COVID-19, […]

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WHO criticizes travel bans in southern African countries – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentry

World Health Organization logo (Facebook) The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose a flight ban on countries in southern Africa over concerns over the new variant of the omicron. WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti called on countries to follow international science and health regulations to avoid […]

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Japan to ban foreign residents from returning from 10 African countries

The government will ban foreign residents from returning to Japan from 10 southern African countries from December 2 as a countermeasure against the Omicron variant of the new coronavirus. Japanese nationals who have visited the same countries – South Africa, Angola, Eswatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Lesotho – will still be allowed […]

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South African Markets – Factors to Watch for November 30

The following scheduled economic events, company announcements, stock market and currency movements could affect South African markets on Tuesday. ECONOMIC EVENTS – South Africa’s central bank will release October money supply data at 0600 GMT. Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register – Statistics South Africa releases third quarter unemployment figures at […]

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The Latest: CDC Says People 18 and Over Should Get Booster Shot | Govt. & Politics

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and receive a booster as he seeks to allay concerns over the new COVID-19 omicron variant. But he won’t immediately push for more restrictions to stop its spread, his chief medical adviser has said. Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert and […]

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South Africa is better vaccinated than most African countries

At first glance, the emergence of the Omicron variant is the unfortunate fulfillment of expert predictions that failure to prioritize vaccinations for African countries would allow the coronavirus to continue circulating and mutating there, putting at risk the world’s ability to move beyond the pandemic. While Western countries kept most of the global vaccine supply […]

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United States joins restriction of travel from African countries on new variant of covid

Reuters Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:59 AM Last update: Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:09 AM Passengers pass through the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, United States, November 24, 2021. REUTERS “> Passengers pass through the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, United States, November 24, 2021. […]