A man receives a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccine centre, in Soweto on Monday, as South Africa deals with an increase in coronavirus cases. Photo: AP
A man receives a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccine centre, in Soweto on Monday, as South Africa deals with an increase in coronavirus cases. Photo: AP

South Africa’s coronavirus cases could triple in a week as Omicron variant spreads, expert warns

  • Infectious disease expert Salim Abdool Karim said hospitals could be under pressure in the next few weeks, although vaccines were still likely to confer good protection
  • Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the world needs to resist unjustified and unscientific Covid-19 travel restrictions that mostly hurt developing nations

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A man receives a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccine centre, in Soweto on Monday, as South Africa deals with an increase in coronavirus cases. Photo: AP
A man receives a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccine centre, in Soweto on Monday, as South Africa deals with an increase in coronavirus cases. Photo: AP
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