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Minister Mondli Gungubele on COVID-19 developments

'The results of this gathering will provide guidance with respect to whether further discussion is needed at the level of the President's Coordinating Council (PCC).' 


The National Coronavirus Command Council meeting which was before reported as booked for Sunday, 28 November 2021, has been presented to Saturday, 27 November 2021, the Presidency has declared. 


The Council will evaluate improvements in the Covid-19 pandemic, including logical updates around the recently distinguished Covid variation, which has been named Omicron by the World Health Organization. 


"The results of this gathering will provide guidance with respect to whether further discussion is needed at the level of the President's Coordinating Council (PCC)." 


The Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, likewise wished Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi an expedient recuperation after he tried positive for the Covid-19


Motsoaledi "stays healthy", said the Presidency, and is presently in self-separation. 


"Government encourages all South Africans to immunize and to stay trained in applying the realized wellbeing measures, to guarantee a protected and upbeat happy season with families and companions." 


WHO names new variation Omicron 


The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday doled out the Greek letter Omicron to the recently distinguished Covid-19 variation and has arranged it has a variation of concern. 


The B.1.1.529 variation, with somewhere around 10 changes, was first answered to WHO from South Africa on 24 November 2021, with the first known affirmed B.1.1.529 disease from an example gathered on 9 November 2021. 


As indicated by the WHO, starter proof recommends an expanded danger of reinfection with this variation, when contrasted with different variations of concern. 


"A few labs have shown that for one broadly utilized PCR test, one of the three objective qualities isn't recognized (called S quality dropout or S quality objective disappointment) and this test can accordingly be utilized as marker for this variation, forthcoming sequencing affirmation.

Utilizing this methodology, this variation has been distinguished at quicker rates than past floods in contamination, recommending that this variation might have a development advantage," said the WHO in an assertion on Friday.

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