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World slams door in Namibia’s face

ALMOST 40 countries have closed their doors to southern African countries, including Namibia and its neighbour South Africa, amid widespread panic over the new Covid-19 variant, called Omicron.

Despite recording a number of cases throughout the continent, the entire European Union (EU) has banned the entry of southern African residents soon after South Africa’s announcement that it had detected a new variant.

South Africa reported the new variant to the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday, while Botswana, Israel, and Hong Kong recorded cases soon after.

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