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TAAG performs three repatriation flights on Tuesday

The airline TAAG will carry out repatriation flights from South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia, on Tuesday, due to the suspension of flights to these destinations because of the new variant of the coronavirus.

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Angola announced that it will close borders with seven African countries - South Africa, Botswana, Essuatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe - as of December 1st, which led TAAG to suspend its regular flights to Mozambique on Sunday. , Namibia and South Africa.

To return passengers from these countries, TAAG will carry out, on Tuesday, a Luanda-Johannesburg-Luanda flight with departure at 6 pm and arrival in the South African city at 10:25 pm local time; a Luanda-Maputo-Luanda connection departing at 11:59 pm and arriving in the Mozambican capital at 5 am local time; and a Luanda-Windhoek-Luanda flight that departs at 5 pm and arrives at 8:30 pm in the Namibian capital.

National citizens will have to observe a 14-day home quarantine, according to the latest presidential decree that updates measures to prevent and combat covid-19

Several countries, including Portugal, have already applied flight restrictions with several African countries after being detected the new variant of the coronavirus, Ómicron, in South Africa, which according to the World Health Organization (WHO) may imply greater infectivity due to "a high number of mutations".

The discovery of this new variant of the coronavirus, identified as B.1.1.529 and christened with the Greek letter Ómicron by the World Health Organization (WHO), was announced last Thursday by South African scientists and health authorities, based in samples collected between 14 and 16 November.

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