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Omicron poses "very high" global risk, world must prepare – WHO

By: Reuters     29th November 2021 The Omicron coronavirus variant is likely to spread internationally, posing a "very high" global risk of infection surges that could have "severe... 

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'Government has finally come to its senses' - political parties welcome unchanged lockdown

By: News24Wire      29th November 2021 Political parties have welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to keep the country under a Level 1 lockdown, despite the emergence of a new... 

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Covid-19: Test positivity rate at 9.8% as South Africa records 2 858 new cases

By: News24Wire      29th November 2021 New Covid-19 infections continue to climb, with South Africa recording 2 858 new confirmed cases on Sunday. Gauteng continues to record the highest... 

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Covid-19: Cape Town mayor lashes out at government over handling of new variant announcement

By: News24Wire      26th November 2021 Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has lashed out at the national health department for its handling of the announcement of a new Covid-19 variant.... 

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Ramaphosa to convene NCCC amid new Covid variant, S Africans urged to remain vigilant  

By: Sane Dhlamini     26th November 2021 Government has urged South Africans to remain vigilant and to exercise all Covid-19 precautions while scientists investigate the newly identified... 

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EU moves to halt air travel from southern Africa over Covid variant

By: Reuters     26th November 2021 The European Union (EU) aims to halt air travel from the southern African region amid rising concern about a new Covid-19 variant detected in South... 

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South Africa working at ‘lightning speed’ on new virus variant

By: Bloomberg     26th November 2021 South African scientists are working “at lightning speed” to ascertain how quickly the concerning new coronavirus variant can spread and whether it... 

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Nervy week for markets ends with wild swings on new Covid strain

By: Bloomberg     26th November 2021 Investors dumped risk assets and flocked to havens Friday as a new variant of the coronavirus made its presence known in global markets. Fears the... 

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Covid-19: New daily infections almost double on back of confirmed new variant

By: News24Wire      26th November 2021 New daily Covid-19 infections have almost doubled within 24 hours, on the back of a new variant being identified in the country. The country... 

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Covid-19: Most cases of new variant in Gauteng - and it may be spreading to other provinces  

By: News24Wire      25th November 2021 While most of the cases of a new Covid-19 variant have been detected in Gauteng, Health Minister Joe Phaahla and scientists believe it may also be... 

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Limpopo Health MEC warns of fourth wave as Exxaro Mine records 57 Covid-19 cases in just four days

By: News24Wire      25th November 2021 Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba says she is alarmed by the Covid-19 cluster outbreak at Exxaro Mine in Lephalale, where 57 new cases were... 

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