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New Omicron variant is being raced across the world.

Source: BBC

In an effort to contain a new variant of Covid-19 identified as Omicron, nations throughout the world are pushing to impose travel bans and restrictions on southern African countries.

The measures follow the official identification of the variation by health officials.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says preliminary research suggests Omicron has a higher risk of re-infection.

Meanwhile, the new type was tested on hundreds of travellers landing in Amsterdam from South Africa.

The Netherlands is currently dealing with a surge in cases that has set new records. On Sunday evening, a partial lockdown will be implemented there.

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