SA’s newly detected Covid-19 variants aren’t major cause for concern
There is no clear evidence that the B.1.1.7 or A.23.1 variants are circulating nearly as widely as 501Y.V2 has in South Africa, but caution is still needed.
File picture. Dr Anike Baptiste, a specialist doctor at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital, gets her injection of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. Picture: Jacques Nelles