Loading the player...

South Africa Health Minister Criticizes Travel Restrictions Over Omicron Variant

  • South Africa’s health minister criticized “draconian” travel measures imposed on countries in southern Africa after governments from the U.S. to Britain to Australia tightened restrictions on travel from the region .
    The new coronavirus variant is snowballing through Europe, with the U.K. now reporting two infections. Health Minister Sajid Javid said on Twitter the cases were linked and connected with travel to southern Africa.
    Countries elsewhere on the continent also are investigating suspected cases of the new variant. Belgium confirmed one, a regional official in Germany said it’s “highly likely” the strain arrived there, the Netherlands is researching 61 new infections, and the Czech Republic is examining a suspected case.
    The reports come as governments from the U.S. to Britain to Australia tightened restrictions on travel from countries in southern Africa. The U.K. is adding four more nations to its “red list” effective Sunday morning. In the aftermath, South Africa may announce more stringent lockdown measures to curb the variant’s spread.
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: bit.ly/2TwO8Gm
    Subscribe to our newest channel Quicktake Explained: bit.ly/3iERrup
    Bloomberg Quicktake brings you live global news and original shows spanning business, technology, politics and culture. Make sense of the stories changing your business and your world.
    To watch complete coverage on Bloomberg Quicktake 24/7, visit www.bloomberg.com/qt/live, or watch on Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV and Android TV on the Bloomberg app.
    Have a story to tell? Fill out this survey for a chance to have it featured on Bloomberg Quicktake: cor.us/surveys/27AF30
    Connect with us on…
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/Bloomberg
    Breaking News on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/BloombergQuickTakeNews
    Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/quicktake
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/quicktake

    Category : SouthernAfrica Videos


    0 Comments and 0 replies