By RAF CASERT, The Associated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is planning to stop air travel from southern Africa to counter the spread of a new COVID-19 variant as the 27-nation bloc is battling a massive spike in cases.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn said that "the last thing we need is to bring in a new variant that will cause even more problems."
A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province.
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