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'Worst Covid variant so far' lands South Africa back on UK red travel list

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Covid variant described as the "worst we've seen so far" rages on across the world.Health Minister Sajid Javid has confirmed from noon tomorrow, flights from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe will be temporarily banned and UK travellers must quarantine.UK scientists have raised the alarm on Thursday night over the new B.1.1.529 variant, which they described as the "worst we've seen so far".

This variant has the ability to evade immunity built up by vaccination or prior infection.While no cases have been discovered in Britain so far, officials raised concern over a rapid rise in cases in South Africa, which could soon spread all over the world..Mr Javid said: "Our scientists are deeply concerned about this.

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