11/26/2021, 3:23 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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EU recommends halting travel to southern Africa

Europen Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated on Friday that the European Union is taking the news of the new COVID-19 variant "very seriously," adding the EU mist act "very swiftly, decisively and united." The Commission advised an emergency break to member states, including a ban on air travel to southern Africa and other affected countries, while returning travelers should "respect strict quarantine rules."

The ban should stay in place "until we have a clear understanding of the danger posed by this new variant," Von der Leyen said. She also reminded that the EU's contract with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers says that the vaccine "must be adapted immediately" to new variants as they emerge.

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