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Rwanda bans South African airline over new covid variant, other African nations to follow soon

KIGALI, Rwanda 

Rwanda on Sunday turned into the furthest down the line nation to suspend non-stop trips to southern Africa in a bid to forestall the passage of the new Omicron COVID-19 variation. 

The Omicron variation, which was first announced by South Africa to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Nov. 24, has now been recognized in no less than twelve nations. 

"While the variation has not been distinguished in Rwanda, its belongings are possibly hazardous, and subsequently Rwandans and occupants of Rwanda are needed to practice additional cautiousness in the training and requirement of preventive measures," said an assertion gave by the Rwandan Prime Minister's office following Sunday's Cabinet meeting. 

Non-stop trips among Rwanda and southern Africa are briefly suspended, it said. 

With the choice, Rwanda's public banner transporter RwandAir has viably suspended trips to and from Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa, Lusaka in Zambia and Harare in Zimbabwe. 

Prior in the day, RwandAir reported that powerful Monday, it won't board travelers from South Africa and Zimbabwe heading out to Dubai. 

In the mean time, the public authority kept up with that all showing up travelers should introduce a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken inside 72 hours and quarantine for 24 hours at their own expense. 

A seven-day quarantine will be needed for travelers going from or those with a new history of movement in the impacted nations. 

Last Friday, the WHO grouped Omicron as a "variation of concern" and approached nations to upgrade reconnaissance. 

A few nations have fixed travel limitations from southern Africa. 

The WHO, notwithstanding, said Sunday that it isn't yet evident whether Omicron could undoubtedly spread from one individual to another contrasted with different variations, despite the fact that the quantity of individuals testing positive has move in South Africa owing to the variation.

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