S.Africa detects the new COVID-19 variant, no apparent implications yet

S.Africa detects the new COVID-19 variant, no apparent implications yet ...

In the morning of October 25 - South African scientists have detected a new op-ed variant in small numbers of small numbers of a new type of COVID-19 and have been working to understand its possible implications, they said.

The variant, known as B.1.1.529, has "very unusual constellations of mutations" - particularly in order to avoid the immune response of the body and to make it more transmissible, according to the new paper.

Early signs suggest the variant quickly increased in the populated province of Gauteng and could be present in the country's other eight provinces.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 2 465 new COVID-19 infections in regular daily updates, not more than double the previous day's infections. While the NICD did not give the latest reaction to the new variant, there are some leading local scientists suspect that it is the cause of the outbreak.

Approximately 100 specimens are confirmed as B.1.1.529 in South Africa, but the variant is also found in Botswana and Hong Kong, the Chinese case a travelingler from South Africa, and 90 % of new cases are made up of Gauteng, scientist believe.

"Lid the data are limited, our experts are working overtime with all the established surveillance systems to understand the new variant and what the potential implications are," said the NICD.

South Africa has requested an urgent meeting on Friday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) working group on virus evolution to discuss the new variant.

The health minister said it's too early for me to say whether the government would impose more restrictive restrictions in response to the variant.

One country in Africa detected the Beta version last year.

The WHO names Beta only four "of concern" because it's more contagious and the vaccine is less effective against it.

The country detected another variant earlier this year, C.1.2, but it didn't displaced the more common Delta variant and still account for a small percentage of equilibrium genomes sequenced in recent months.

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