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Bad news; South Africa added to UK red list again | Check why

South Africa, close by five other African countries, will be added to the United Kingdom's (UK) travel red once-over from early evening on Friday, 26 November. This comes after another COVID-19 variety of concern – B.1.1.529 – was recognized in the country. 


Sajid Javid, the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, said South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe would be put on the development red once-over and flights would be confined from Friday. 

Javid said the UK Health Security Agency was inspecting the variety and but more data is required the experts are taking preplanned judicious measures immediately. 

At a directions on Tuesday evening, South African specialists said the B.1.1.529 variety has incalculable changes and remembering that it will require some speculation before its full significance is known, the variety is expected to have updated infectiousness and immense safe aversion. 

No occurrences of the variety have been recognized in the UK up until now, as demonstrated by The Guardian. Explorers that actually returned to the UK from South Africa and connecting countries are depended upon to be found and offered PCR tests. 

Ewan Birney, of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, required the UK government to complete sincere "code red" travel restrictions, while assessments concerning the variety's infectiousness are investigated. 

"What we've acquired from various conditions like this – some have wound up great in general and some haven't – is that while we're [investigating] you should be reasonably suspicious," said Birney to The Guardian.

BREAKING: South Africa to be added to UK red list again over B.1.1.529 (

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