Coronavirus: Hong Kong toughens border controls over heavily mutated new variant, covering 8 African countries

Hong Kong on Friday joined a growing list of jurisdictions imposing tough travel and border controls on southern African countries, amid global concern over the emergence of a new coronavirus variant already found in the city.Health officials have barred non-Hong Kong residents from entering the city from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe, taking effect at midnight. Fully vaccinated city residents can still arrive from those countries but will have to…


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