EU to propose ban on flights from southern Africa over new variant

Source: The Hill | November 26, 2021 | Olafimihan Oshin

The European Union (EU) has proposed a ban on flights from the southern Africa region over the spread of the new coronavirus variant. 

“The @EU_Commission will propose, in close coordination with Member States, to activate the emergency brake to stop air travel from the southern African region due to the variant of concern B.1.1.529.,” EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen tweeted Friday.

EU Commission spokesperson Dana Spinant said at a news conference the committee wants to act “very fast” and “be vigilant” in order to prevent the virus from entering Europe, according to The Washington Post.


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