COVID variant shuts down S African sport

By Mark Gleeson
Updated November 26 2021 - 3:13pm, first published 3:07pm
Nineteen golfers have withdrawn from the Joburg Open amid concerns over the new COVID variant.

South African sport has begun to shut down after the detection of a new coronavirus variant in the country, with the imposition of travel bans forcing rugby teams and golfers to scramble to try and leave.