U.S. will begin new travel restrictions amid concerns over a new coronavirus variant

Posted by on November 26, 2021 2:51 pm
Categories: US National Stories

A resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for the coronavirus in 2020. A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in the heavily populated province of Gauteng.

The policy will affect South Africa and seven other countries, senior administration officials said. The World Health Organization expressed concern about the new variant — called omicron.

(Image credit: Jerome Delay/AP)

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