EU seeks southern Africa travel ban amid fears over highly mutated Covid strain squib

The European Union is looking to halt air travel from the southern African region amid rising concern over a "highly mutated" new Covid-19 variant detected in South Africa and Botswana. In a post on Twitter, EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said the body would propose activating the “emergency brake” region due to the variant, expected to be given the name Nu.Von der Leyen said the decision would be made in “close coordination” with the 27 EU member states, who would be encouraged to imp
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