New ‘Delta Plus’ variant: South Africans can relax for now


Health-e News reported on November 2, that a newly discovered mutation of Covid-19, the Delta Plus variant (AY.4.2), could hamper vaccination rollouts worldwide. The Delta Plus variant has been detected in at least 30 countries and 33 states in the United States.

According to National Health spokesperson, Foster Mohale, the AY.4.2 lineage had not been detected in SA and fully vaccinated South Africans needn’t be too concerned for the time being as vaccine efficacy remains high.

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