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Ramaphosa to meet NCCC over new COVID variant, spike in cases

26 November 2021 1:11 PM
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President Cyril Ramaphosa
Coronavirus
COVID-19
coronavirus in South Africa
National Coronavirus Command Council NCCC
coronavirus variant B.1.1.529

Scientists have expressed concern about the new variant and are working to understand its potential implications.

CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with the National Coronavirus Command Council on Sunday.

The meeting comes following the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant - called b.1.1.529 - as well as a spike in COVID-19 infections, particularly in Gauteng.

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The president is expected to discuss measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Twenty-two cases of the variant were recorded in the country and the variant has also been detected in Botswana and Hong Kong.

Scientists have expressed concern about the new variant and are working to understand its potential implications.

Meanwhile, goverment has urged residents to remain vigilant and calm.

WATCH: What we know about the new COVID-19 variant in SA


This article first appeared on EWN : Ramaphosa to meet NCCC over new COVID variant, spike in cases




26 November 2021 1:11 PM
Tags:
President Cyril Ramaphosa
Coronavirus
COVID-19
coronavirus in South Africa
National Coronavirus Command Council NCCC
coronavirus variant B.1.1.529

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