VIDEO: Joint briefing on latest scientific results on the COVID-19 variant 501Y.V2

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The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, and the Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, jointly host a virtual media briefing on the latest scientific results on COVID-19 variant.

Genomic research has proved to be a potent tool in the fight against COVID- 19. Investigations by South African genomic scientists into the evolutionary characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 resulted in the detection of the new variant, dubbed 501Y.V2.