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Morocco Bans All Inbound Flights for 2 Weeks

Morocco Bans All Inbound Flights for 2 Weeks

Sunday, 28 November, 2021 - 15:45
In this file photo taken on March 15, 2020 passengers wait for their flights at the Marrakesh Airport in Morocco. (Photo by AFP)

Morocco will ban all inbound international passenger flights for two weeks starting Nov. 29 due to concerns over the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the Moroccan government said in a statement on Sunday.

The Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday.

The discovery of Omicron, dubbed a "variant of concern" last week by the World Health Organization, has caused worry around the world that it could resist vaccinations and prolong the nearly two-year COVID-19 pandemic.

First discovered in South Africa, it has now been detected in Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Botswana, Israel, Australia and Hong Kong.

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