Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention |

Coronavirus: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s Statement regarding the new SARS-COV-2 virus variant B.1.1.529

Many of the other identified mutations are not yet well characterized and have not been identified in other currently circulating variants

On 25 November 2021, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa announced the detection of a new variant of the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, following genomic sequencing. This variant is currently labelled as lineage B.1.1.529. The emergence of this new variant coincides with a sudden…