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Sun, sand and sanitizer: What it’s like to travel during the pandemic

DW reporter Sarah Hucal couldn't resist: She took a private trip to the Canary Islands to find out what it feels like to go on vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is her experience.

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South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday (November 28) he was "deeply disappointed" after rich Western countries for their knee-jerk imposition of travel bans after hearing about the new variant. Ramaphosa also said the country faced a fourth wave of COVID-19 within weeks, as the new omicron variant was driving a rise in infections in the most populated province of Gauteng. He said authorities would not be considering economic lockdown restrictions for the time being, due to the availability of vaccines for those aged 12 and over.
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