South African paramedics assess a Covid-19 patient in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on Monday. Photo: AFP South African paramedics assess a Covid-19 patient in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on Monday. Photo: AFP
South African paramedics assess a Covid-19 patient in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on Monday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: South Africa strain ‘more of a problem’ than UK variant, says British health secretary

  • The South African variant is driving a surge of infections in the country, and like the UK strain, it appears to be more infectious than previous mutations
  • Still, there is no evidence yet that the Covid-19 vaccines approved so far will not work against the new strains

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
South African paramedics assess a Covid-19 patient in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on Monday. Photo: AFP South African paramedics assess a Covid-19 patient in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on Monday. Photo: AFP
South African paramedics assess a Covid-19 patient in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on Monday. Photo: AFP
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