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Omicron Variant: Nigeria Accuses UK of “Travel Apartheid”

by Kunle Awosiyan

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK SARAFA ISOLA has branded as “travel apartheid” the UK’s decision to put the West African state on its red list, meaning travellers have to pay to isolate in a quarantine hotel.

, Sarafa Tunji Isola said: “The reaction in Nigeria is that of travel apartheid.

“Mr Isola added that Omicron “is classified as a mild variant – no hospitalisation, no deaths. So the issue is quite different from the Delta variant.”

UK government minister Kit Malthouse said the wording “travel apartheid” was “very unfortunate language”.

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