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Ramaphosa's multi-pronged response to Omicron isolation

On a tour of West Africa, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken out against a travel ban on his country following the detection there of the Omicron variant of the virus that causes Covid-19.
On a tour of West Africa, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken out against a travel ban on his country following the detection there of the Omicron variant of the virus that causes Covid-19. © Twitter @CyrilRamaphosa
Many Western nations have closed their borders to travellers from southern Africa following the identification of the new coronavirus variant. Pretoria has since applied diplomatic pressure and launched a media counterattack, with the support of influential doctors and the WHO. [...] (683 words)
Issue dated 07/12/2021 Reading time 3 minutes
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