World Health Organisation

Concern rising over new COVID-19 EG-5 variant

Concern is rising in parts of the world over the new COVID-19 variant EG-5, which has also been called Eris. It has become the dominant variant in the United States, which led to the World Health Organisation classifying it as a variant of interest. This classification means that Eris has[…]

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NICD urges people with comorbidities to be extra cautious

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says it is concerned by the high number of influenza transmissions since the start of May this year. The NICD says its surveillance programme that monitors flu transmissions in all the nine provinces in the country, compared flu levels year on year, and[…]

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