November 25, 2021

New Covid-19 variant is a concern as cases show a sharp increase in Gauteng…

A new Covid-19 variant that poses cause for concern in South Africa has been identified,  with the majority of cases recorded in Gauteng. 

While the full significance remains uncertain at this stage, the new variant, with the lineage B.1.1.529, “has a high number of adaptations with a concern for predicted immune evasion and transmissibility”, the director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform (Krisp),…

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