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Health calls for calm amidst report of new COVID-19 variant

Health calls for calm amidst report of new COVID-19 variant

Written by Maria Kandjungu on 27 November 2021.

WINDHOEK, 27 NOV (NAMPA) The Ministry of Health and Social Services has called for calm as they closely monitor the reported new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong.
The B.1.1.529 variant, now named Omicron by the World Health Organisation, was first reported in South Africa and has been classified as a variant of concern.
The variant reportedly has a large number of mutations and preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant, as compared ...

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