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.
He also says the variant is highly transmissible.
Phaahla warns that this wave is seeing higher numbers.