Phaahla: Omicron poses high risk to unvaccinated

The health department has provided an update on its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The weekly briefing comes after South African scientists discovered the new Omicron coronavirus variant. eNCA's Heidi Giokos has more. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister, Joe Phaahla says that the Omicron variant causes mild symptoms if you are vaccinated while the unvaccinated require hospitalisation.

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He also says the variant is highly transmissible.

Phaahla warns that this wave is seeing higher numbers.

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eNCA

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