B.1.640.2, an alleged new variant identified in France, sent some alarmists into overdrive this week. But there’s no need to worry…
With Omicron poised to sweep across South Africa, it’s likely that new infections will reach record highs. However, there is some good news.
‘Most cases of Omicron COVID are mild’, one senior WHO source said on Wednesday – but make no mistake, this variant still packs a punch.
Darren Fichardt has been forced to withdraw from this week’s SA Open at Sun City after testing positive for Covid-19.
After last week’s shock discovery of the Omicron variant, the good news shared on Monday could very well outweigh the bad news…
It’s early days, but the symptoms caused by the Omicron variant of COVID-19 are, apparently, a little different to those presented by Delta.
Well, well. An ICU doctor claims the variant Omicron is most dangerous to those aged between 20 and 30 years – based on admitted patients.
The highly-mutated Omicron variant has been responsible for a mass global panic this week. But multiple experts aren’t feeling so fearful.
Despite several calls to boycott the pageant, a new COVID-19 variant and a travel ban — Lalela Mswane is still competing in Miss Universe.
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
The discovery of a new variant has taken SA’s top scientists by surprise this week – and it may have an impact on our lockdown restrictions.
This isn’t what we wanted for Christmas – and now South Africa is set to grapple with a concerning new variant, termed as B.1.1.529.
With over 30 different mutations, this new COVID variant differs from it’s predecessors – but the NICD insists there is ‘no need to panic’.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says the C.1.2 variant could drive the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections
Minister Kubayi-Ngubane is working to manage misperceptions surrounding the variant which has severely impacted SA’s tourism industry.
India has detected a novel ‘double mutant’ variant of COVID-19 but experts say it is too early to attribute this to a surge in cases.
When new variants of COVID-19 emerge, questions about mortality rates and vaccine efficacy usually surface. But the scientific community remains unfazed…
The country implemented a ban on travel from South Africa on 3 February. This has now been extended as Spain fights to keep new variants at bay.
Tulio de Oliveira, who heads the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa, told the Financial Times the findings were a “wake-up call to control the virus and increase the response to Covid-19 in the world”.
The British Government has blamed ‘a number of travellers from South Africa’ for importing a new variant of coronavirus into the country.
On Christmas, last year, South Africa’s less-than festive health minister fired a broadside at his UK counterpart after Matt Hancock claimed that the COVID-19 variant discovered in South Africa was ‘spreading quicker than other strains.’
Research published by the NICD has described the new variant of COVID-19 found in SA as ‘problematic’ – but any setback to the vaccine can be handled.
As we gear up for a historic vaccine rollout, we want to know how effective it will be against the new variant. Here’s what you need to know.
A total of 23 countries have reported cases of the COVID-19 SA variant, with the UK recording the most cases of this new strain outside of South Africa.
Salim Abdool Karim explained that, during the recent festive period, the South Africa variant was the likely cause of one in three Covid-19 tests coming back positive.