NEW 'OMICRON' VARIANT PROMPTS CANADA TO BAN VISITORS FROM SOUTHERN AFRICA

OTTAWA — Canada is closing its borders to visitors from southern Africa after the discovery of a concerning new COVID-19 variant was detected in the region. © Provided by The Canadian Press The new variant, dubbed Omicron, first emerged in South Africa and coincided with a steep rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in that region in recent weeks, according to the World Health Organi...

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