The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday, November 28, launched an appeal for borders to remain open, opposing the new travel restrictions especially with African Countries.

Travel restrictions with African countries in particular, are increasing due to the spread of the new variant of the Coronavirus, Omicron, around the world.

“WHO stands with African countries and calls for borders to remain open,” the organization said in a statement.

It therefore calls on countries to adopt a scientific approach based on risk assessment, according to the terms of the press release.

“At the present time, WHO is coordinating with a large number of researchers around the world to better understand Omicron. Studies currently underway or underway shortly include assessments of transmissibility, severity of infection (including symptoms), performance of vaccines and diagnostic tests, and effectiveness of treatments”.

Source: AfrikPage