Six countries added to England’s travel red list as experts say new Covid variant is ‘worst we’ve seen so far’

Six countries added to England’s travel red list as experts say new Covid variant is ‘worst we’ve seen so far’

Six countries added to England’s travel red list as experts say new Covid variant is ‘worst we’ve seen so far’ Travellers from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe will see new restrictions imposed South Africa is to be added to England’s travel ‘red list’ after scientists raised the alarm over a new Covid-19 variant described as the “worst one we’ve seen so far”. Flights from the key tourist destination will be suspended from 12 noon on Friday, Sajid Javid, the health secretary said. In a tweet, he said: “UKHSA [the UK Health Security Agency] is investigating a new variant. More data is needed but we're taking precautions now. “From noon tomorrow six African countries will be added to the red list, flights will be temporarily banned, and UK …
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