The world is freaking out about the new B.1.1.529 variant. The World Health Organization has officially named it the Omicron variant.
The first detection of the Omicron variant in Europe was announced on Friday. It was found in an unvaccinated young woman that returned to Belgium after a trip to Egypt recently.
Cardiff and the Scarlets say they are struggling to fly their teams back from South Africa despite securing a charter plane.
The Sunshine Tour and DP World Tour on Friday announced changes to the current Summer Swing of co-sanctioned tournaments.
SA sport was thrown into turmoil following the announcement of travel bans following the discovery of a new strain of the coronavirus.
The Joburg Open has been cut to 54 holes to help non-SA players, caddies and tournament support staff return to their home countries.
Ballito Rage festival organisers say the five-day event will take place next week despite news of a new COVID-19 variant in South Africa.
The NICD said on Friday it is likely that vaccines will still offer high levels of protection against hospitalisation and death.
“We have been very transparent with scientific information. We identified, made data public, and raised the alarm as the infections are just increasing. We did this to protect our country and the world in spite of potentially suffering massive discrimination,” said Professor Tulio de Oliveira.
Due to the detection of a new COVID-19 variant in South Africa, Israel has banned travel from the country. Does this mean Miss SA Lalela Mswane won’t compete in the Miss Universe pageant?
The new B.1.1.529 variant of COVID-19 has been identified in several areas in South Africa –there are also cases in Hong Kong and Botswana