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France suspends travel with seven African countries

PARIS, Nov 26 (KUNA) -- The French authorities announced on Friday suspending travel in the next 48 hours with seven African countries after discovering a new mutation of the coronavirus. France (BMF) news channel quoted Health Minister Olivier Veran as saying flights from (to) South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, and Eswatini have been suspended due to the spread of cases of the new mutation of the Coronavirus.
Veran said travel from the seven countries to France was being suspended to protect against the arrival of the new mutant, noting that the new strain has not arrived in France yet. Veran added, "People who have traveled in the past 14 days to one of these countries are encouraged to submit reports to the authorities and take a PCR test as soon as possible." (end) ma.ara