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Covid-19 flight bans amount to “travel apartheid,” : UN Secretary General

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Covid-19 flight bans amount to “travel apartheid,” : UN Secretary General

Sunakhari News/  Kathmandu – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday described widespread travel bans imposed on southern African countries over fears of the Omicron variant as“unacceptable ”likening the restrictions to apartheid.

 

 

 

“When we have now this virus everywhere,what is unacceptable is to have one part of the world that is one of the most vulnerable parts of the world economy condemned to a lockout,when they were the ones that revealed the existence of a new variant that,by the way,already existed in other parts of the world,including in Europe,as we know,”Guterres said during a news briefing in New York alongside African Union Commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat.

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