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4 Mar 2021
5:15 am

Discovery about South African Covid-19 variant cause to celebrate


Anything which can help reduce the awful toll of infections and deaths – and maybe even blunt the possibility of a severe third wave – is to be welcomed.

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There has been very little good news since the coronavirus engulfed our country a year ago, but there is at least a silver lining to some parts of the Covid-19 cloud – local scientists have discovered those who have been infected by the new South African Covid-19 variant in the second wave are now immune to other variants of the virus. This positive development was announced by scientists at a briefing hosted by Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. Director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform Professor Tulio de Oliveira said:...