A health worker administers a Covid-19 nasal swab test on a passenger arriving from Cape Town, South Africa, at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Thursday. Photo: Bloomberg
A health worker administers a Covid-19 nasal swab test on a passenger arriving from Cape Town, South Africa, at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Thursday. Photo: Bloomberg

Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron coronavirus variant, South African scientists say

  • The study provides the first epidemiological evidence about the mutated strain’s ability to evade immunity from prior infection
  • The researchers also plan to investigate to what extent Omicron can evade vaccine-induced immunity

A health worker administers a Covid-19 nasal swab test on a passenger arriving from Cape Town, South Africa, at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Thursday. Photo: Bloomberg
A health worker administers a Covid-19 nasal swab test on a passenger arriving from Cape Town, South Africa, at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Thursday. Photo: Bloomberg
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