Health Minister Joe Phaahla says there are very few countries in the world where the genomic sequencing of Covid-19 is as up to date, as here in South Africa.

He commended the country’s scientists for their early detection of the C.1.2 variant of the virus.

Phaahla says observing new variants in the early stages helps Government better plan for future outbreaks.

Access the Minister’s full briefing here.

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