Residents stand in the streets of Lawley, South Africa, during a visit by local government officials for the launch of the Vooma vaccination program against Covid-19. Photo: AP
Residents stand in the streets of Lawley, South Africa, during a visit by local government officials for the launch of the Vooma vaccination program against Covid-19. Photo: AP

Omicron: why South Africans are keeping calm and carrying on amid new coronavirus variant

  • While countries across the world bring in lockdowns and travel bans, life remains relatively normal in the alleged ground zero of the new variant
  • Experts in the country deny Omicron originated here. Others say that, against high levels of HIV, poverty and crime, Covid’s threat must be seen in perspective

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Residents stand in the streets of Lawley, South Africa, during a visit by local government officials for the launch of the Vooma vaccination program against Covid-19. Photo: AP
Residents stand in the streets of Lawley, South Africa, during a visit by local government officials for the launch of the Vooma vaccination program against Covid-19. Photo: AP
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