Furious South African President slams Britain for leading western world in ‘unjustified, unscientific’ travel ban due to omicron variant – but admits his country is on the verge of a fourth wave

  • Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the SA authorities will not consider locking down
  • He lambasted Britain for not allowing travel restrictions to be lifted from Western countries.

South African authorities were furious when Britain ban flights from southern African nations.

The measures were taken by Britain in reaction to South Africa’s Omicron Covid variant.

Scientists have only found the Omicron new variant so far in relatively low numbers in South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong, Israel, and Israel.

They are worried about the high amount of mutations, which raises concerns it might be more transmissible and vaccine resistant. 

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said authorities would not be considering economic lockdown restrictions for the time being

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said authorities would not be considering economic lockdown restrictions for the time being

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has stated that the authorities won’t be considering economic lockdowns for the moment

He then attacked rich Western countries who imposed travel bans on them after learning about this new version.

Ramaphosa said today: ‘This is a clear and completely unjustified departure from the commitment that many of these countries made at the meeting of G20 countries in Rome last month’.

The prohibition against travel is neither supported by science nor effective in stopping the spread of these variants. 

“The Only Thing” [it]It will further harm the economies and make it difficult for them to deal with the pandemic.

The UK has imposed new restrictions on arriving travelers from South Africa and other countries in the southern Africa region

New restrictions have been imposed by the UK on South African and southern Africa-related travelers arriving from South Africa.

Ramaphosa stated that the government is considering mandatory Covid vaccination after admitting that the country was in a fourth round of pandemic.  

He stated that if cases continue to rise, it is possible to expect a fourth round of infection within the next few week, if perhaps sooner. 

Omicron’s variant seems to be less transmissible than Delta.

The first detection was in South Africa. However, it has since been confirmed in Hong Kong, Belgium, and the Netherlands.