European and Asian countries have started suspending arrivals from countries such as Africa following the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.
Photo: AFP
European and Asian countries have started suspending arrivals from countries such as Africa following the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Hong Kong toughens border controls over heavily mutated new variant, covering 8 African countries

  • Non-Hong Kong residents barred from entering the city from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe; city residents must undergo three weeks of quarantine
  • Emergence of new strain in southern Africa – known as B.1.1.529 – has triggered worldwide concern over its potential for evading immune responses

European and Asian countries have started suspending arrivals from countries such as Africa following the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.
Photo: AFP
European and Asian countries have started suspending arrivals from countries such as Africa following the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant. Photo: AFP
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