Namibia reports the new strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the country that has infected thousands of cattle.
Canada, the EU, Israel, Japan, Morocco, the Philippines, Singapore, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, and the U.S. ban flights from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, and Eswatini due to the Omicron variant.
Thailand orders strict controls on the movements of cattle and buffalo following an outbreak of a rarely-fatal disease that causes lumps to form on the animals’ skin and which can also reduce milk production.
The death toll from flooding in South Africa rises to 70 and more than 8,000 families are homeless. Five other nearby countries - Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe - are threatened by killer heavy rains.