Health department meeting with scientists over new COVID-19 variant

File: A face mask lying on the ground. AFP/Roslan Rahman

JOHANNESBURG - The health department is meeting with scientists to gather more information about the highly transmissible XBB.1.5 COVID-19 variant.

Its tweeted that official communication will be made soon.

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The department is urging South Africans in the meantime to vaccinate, get boosters, wear masks, keep social distances, avoid overcrowded places and wash hands regularly.


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