The Ministry of Health announced that the travel ban will be in effect from February 26 to April 11, with a few exceptions. It includes countries like Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and others.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 6:06 AM
The Czech Republic will ban its citizens from traveling to several African and South American countries that are at high risk of new South African or Brazilian coronavirus variants, the government said on Wednesday.
The government is trying to slow a rapidly rising Covid-19 infection rate that is weighing on the hospitals in the Central European country. Legislators have discussed stricter measures to combat the spread.
The Ministry of Health announced that the travel ban will be in effect from February 26 to April 11, with a few exceptions. It includes countries like Botswana, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and others.
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The ministry has reported some new Covid-19 infections that are believed to be from the South African variant but have not confirmed these cases.
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The B117 variant became dominant in Denmark last week, accounting for almost two thirds of all new infections, down from less than 5% at the beginning of the year. (Reuters Photo. Representative Image)
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:08 PM
Of 2,155 people infected with the variant codenamed B117 in the institute’s study, 128 were hospitalized, a 64% higher rate than people infected with other variants, according to the country’s Serum Institute.
Officials said the EU is working with IATA, the OECD and the World Health Organization (AFP).
PUBLISHED FEB 24. 2021, 11:12 pm IS
However, France and Germany appear to be more reluctant as officials there say it could create a de facto vaccination requirement.
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