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WHO cautions against imposing travel restrictions due to new variant

26/11/2021 06:41 PM | Click to read full article

WHO on Friday cautioned countries against hastily imposing travel restrictions linked to the new B.1.1.529 variant of COVID-19, saying they should take a "risk-based and scientific approach".

The WHO, which has convened an experts' meeting to evaluate whether it constitutes a variant of interest or a variant of concern, will share further guidance for governments on action they can take.