However, they told Parliament's portfolio advisory group on wellbeing on Wednesday evening that there were more cases presently revealed in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and other provinces.
Infectious sickness expert Richard Lessells let the Parliamentarians know that they were occupied with observing the situation.
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But they were worried about those individuals who were not vaccinated.
The government has been attempting to increase the immunization program and President Cyril Ramaphosa called for additional individuals to get the jabs.
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Lessells said the variation was spreading quickly and it should have been monitored.
"The one thing we needed to comprehend is the manner by which contagious this variation is. We really want to get what impact does this variation have on immunization security and here the key thing is to comprehend is that in spite of the fact that we figure these changes might affect killing antibodies, we believe that they will have substantially less impact on a portion of different arms of the resistant framework and especially the T-cells and these are the cells that assistance to forestall the serious illness and hospitalization and death.
"That is the reason we say to you despite the fact that we figure this variation might have worked a way around to get a portion of the immunization assurance to cause contaminations we figure it will be significantly less ready to get around insurance against extreme infection," said Lessells.
Omicron was a variation where they were starting to see reinfections in a portion of the cases. In pieces of the Gauteng they have seen this.
"We are as of now finding in the information more reinfections than we have seen already. That implies someone who has had a disease before is currently tainted again with this Omicron variation. That is something we really want to affirm with more data," added Lessells.
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