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WHO Official Criticizes ‘Heavy Burden’ of Travel Bans on African Countries

From: The Hill

A top World Health Organization official criticized travel bans being placed on African countries amid concern over the COVID-19 variant omicron, The Associated Press reported

“Travel restrictions may play a role in slightly reducing the spread of COVID-19 but place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods,” Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO’s regional director for Africa, said in a statement on Sunday. 

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