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Fresh wave of travel restrictions triggered on new Covid-19 variant reported by South Africa

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JOHANNESBURG — Dozens of countries restricted travel to and from South Africa and neighbouring nations on 26 November, hoping to contain a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus that scientists say may be more contagious and could render the current crop of Covid-19 vaccines less effective.Experts from the World Health Organisation met on 26 November to decide whether to declare the new strain — currently known as B.1.1.529 — a “variant of concern.” The WHO uses this label for virus

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