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Australia’s Omicron travel ban is ‘discrimination’, South African diplomat says

High commissioner says a large number of cases of the new Covid variant have been detected on other continents

Australia’s travel ban to several southern African countries due to the outbreak of the Omicron variant has been labelled as discriminatory by a senior diplomat.

South Africa’s high commissioner to Australia, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, said the ban needed to be overturned due to large numbers of Omicron cases being detected in other continents and not just in parts of Africa.

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