Scientists explained the make-up of a new COVID variant, 501V.2, and its potential impact on South Africa’s COVID-19 response, during a health department briefing on Monday night. The variant was detected in South Africa in late 2020. Watch the broadcast and find the presentations.
- Missed the beginning? Read the opening remarks from Health Minister Zweli Mkhize here.
- Want the slides? Download the full presentation from Professor Salim Abdool Karim here.
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