“It will be too late”: UN urges countries to close borders


The head of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili called on the authorities of all states of the world to decide on travel restrictions amid the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus.

“I recommend making decisions today, not in a week, because if the strain continues to spread as expected, it will be too late and there will be no point in restrictions,” he told Reuters in an interview.

In the meantime, the world is pondering whether they will assign the Greek letter Nu to the new strain found in Africa, the first case of infection has already been discovered in Belgium. The authorities of the country confirmed the fact of the disease B.1.1.529 (so far the new strain is called so – approx. RV).

“So far, one case has been registered,” Belgian Health Minister Frank Vandenbruck said in an interview with LN24.

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