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South Africa, alongside five other African nations, will be added to the United Kingdom's (UK) travel red rundown from early afternoon on Friday, 26 November. This comes after another COVID-19 variation of concern – B.1.1.529 – was distinguished 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 movement red rundown and flights would be restricted from Friday. 

Javid said the UK Health Security Agency was examining the variation and albeit more information is required the specialists are going to preplanned prudent lengths right away. 

At an instructions on Tuesday evening, South African researchers said the B.1.1.529 variation has countless transformations and keeping in mind that it will require some investment before its full importance is known, the variation is anticipated to have upgraded contagiousness and huge resistant avoidance. 

No instances of the variation have been distinguished in the UK so far, as indicated by The Guardian. Voyagers that as of late got back to the UK from South Africa and adjoining nations are relied upon to be found and offered PCR tests. 

Ewan Birney, of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, required the UK government to carry out earnest "code red" travel limitations, while examinations concerning the variation's contagiousness are researched. 

"What we've gained from different circumstances like this – some have ended up good overall and some haven't – is that while we're [investigating] you must be sensibly distrustful," 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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