Dr Akinwumi Adesina Criticizes Western Nations For Imposing A Ban On African Countries Over Omicron
The travel restriction on several African nations due to Omicron, the new COVID-19 variation, is “very unfair, non-scientific, and discriminatory,” according to Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
News Agency of Nigeria
Adesina, who said through his verified Twitter handle @akin adesina, encouraged Western countries to ease their travel bans on African nations.
He wondered why no travel restrictions were imposed on non-African nations where Omicron had been discovered.
”Why single out African countries, singling out African countries is very unfair, nonscientific and discriminatory.
“Global vaccines and travel apartheid against Africa are endangering lives, hurting economies, lives, jobs and livelihoods from a pandemic Africa did not cause.
”End the apartheid. Respect Africa,” Adesina said.
Following news of a newly discovered coronavirus variant in South Africa, several industrialized nations have closed their borders to African countries with no records of the variety, according to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN).
Travel prohibitions implemented by Western countries have been met with resistance from African authorities.
They claimed that South Africa’s openness in sharing information about the variant had resulted in punitive measures.
The variant discovered in Botswana last week has subsequently been spotted in places all across the world, from Scotland to Canada.
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