The British and Israeli authorities have decided to impose travel restrictions in several African countries in connection with the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19 from South Africa.
Travel restrictions to the Republic of South Africa (South Africa), Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini (Swaziland), Zimbabwe and Namibia will be imposed from noon on November 26, according to the British government.
Israel also put South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini on the red list of countries with the highest risk of COVID-19 infection.
On November 25, it became known that scientists are studying a new strain of coronavirus B.1.1.529. Cases of infection with the new strain, according to media reports, were recorded, in particular in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong.
The material is supplemented