The United Kingdom said on Thursday it would extend a ban on travellers entering England from southern African countries in a measure to prevent the spread of a new COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa, with restrictions going into effect on Saturday and remaining in place for two weeks. The Daily Maverick reports that entry will be barred for those who have travelled from or through any southern African country in the last 10 days, including Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique, and Angola, as well as the Seychelles and Mauritius.