SOUTH AFRICA SAYS IT HAS BEEN 'PUNISHED' RATHER THAN 'APPLAUDED' FOR DETECTING THE NEW OMICRON VARIANT

© Phill Magakoe/Getty Images A passenger looks at an electronic flight notice board displaying cancelled flights at Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on November 27, 2021, after several countries banned flights from South Africa following the discovery of a new coronavirus variant Omicron. Phill Magakoe/Getty Images South Africa said it is being punished for detecting the new c...

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