Covid live: Germany to join other countries in restricting travel from South Africa over new variant fears

By Martin Belam (now) and Samantha Lock (earlier)

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Israel says it has detected a case of the Covid-19 variant first detected in South Africa

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Italy imposes ban on entry from seven southern African states

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Czech Republic latest country to apply travel ban to southern African states over new variant

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Prof James Naismith: new variant is 'bad news but it is not doomsday'