Omicron: Ban on African countries is unfair, non-scientific – AfDB President

Omicron: Ban on African countries is unfair, non-scientific – AfDB President

The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday, reacted to the travel ban imposed on some African countries over Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant.

The AfDB president described the development as “very unfair, non-scientific and discriminatory”.

Akewusolafblog recall that due to the newly detected coronavirus variant in South Africa, many developed countries have been shutting their doors against African countries.

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Adeshina reacting via his verified twitter handle, he call on the western countries to lift the travel ban on the African countries.

According to him, Why single out African countries? Singling out African countries is very unfair, nonscientific and discriminatory.

“Now that omicron has been found in many non-African and developed countries, why are travels from those countries not banned? Why single out African countries? Singling out African countries is very unfair, non-scientific and discriminatory. Lift bans on African countries!

“Global vaccines and travel apartheid against Africa are endangering lives, hurting economies, lives, jobs and livelihoods from a pandemic Africa did not cause.

“End the apartheid. Respect Africa,”

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