WHO cautions against travel curbs over new Covid variant

WHO cautions against travel curbs over new Covid variant

The WHO on Friday cautioned against imposing travel restrictions due to the B.1.1.529 Covid-19 variant, saying it would take weeks to understand the implications of the newly discovered strain.

Asian and European countries, alarmed by new Covid variant, tighten curbs

Asian and European countries, alarmed by new Covid variant, tighten curbs

Asian and European countries rushed to tighten restrictions on Friday after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa, with Singapore and India announcing stricter border controls and more rigorous testing.