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God news for South Africans as of Wedneday

LONDON - The United Kingdom may be getting rid of all 11 international locations from the tour ‘purple list’ from Wednesday.

Someone standing in the front of a shop© Phill Magakoe

Britain banned tour from six Southern African countries after South Africa located the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

The selection will take effect from Wednesday at 4am.

"As usually, we maintain all our travel measures beneath review and we may additionally impose new restrictions must there be a need to accomplish that to defend public fitness," Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tweeted.

Health Minister Sajid Javid also introduced the measure to MPs in parliament as Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks their backing for his new regulations to reduce the spread of Omicron.

Javid stated the journey ban changed into being lifted because it's far "now less powerful in slowing the incursion of Omicron from abroad".

South Africa to be taken off UK 'red list' from Wednesday (

- Additional reporting AF

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