EU wants to stop flights from southern Africa over variant
7 days ago - By NPR
The European Union said Friday it's planning to stop air travel from southern Africa to counter the spread of a new COVID-19 variant as the 27-nation block battles a massive spike in cases.
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New ‘super mutant' COVID strain prompts EU to seek air travel ban
7 days ago - By RT
The European Commission has mooted stopping all air travel from southern Africa amid rising concerns about a variant of Covid-19 that appears to have mutated to circumvent the body's immune system.
In a tweet on Friday, EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said the bloc would be taking emergency action.
“ The Commission will propose, in close coordination with Member States, to activate the emergency brake to stop air travel from the southern African region due to the variant of concern B.1.1.529 ,” she said.
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The EU's executive proposes stopping air travel from southern Africa to counter spread of new COVID-19 variant
7 days ago - By ABC News
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