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South Africans react to new covid-19 variant

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A new coronavirus variant which has been detected in South Africa. scientists say is a concern

because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread in provinces like Gauteng and

Limpopo.

South Africans say this will further impact livelihoods.

"We've passed difficult times during lockdown level 5. I think if we follow the protocol, not be

scared of getting injected and follow the Presidents example then nothing will be difficult."

South Africa's Minister of Health, Joe Phaahla says over the last four to five days there has been

an exponential rise in new COVID-19 cases. Another citizen says she's unsafe.

" I feel like it is so scary especially because they are saying they don't know if the vaccine are

going to protect us. So us that got vaccinated it is still scary. We're thinking oh my gosh what will

happen? Do we need to get to another shot. It's really really scary because we are in the midst of

people "

In response to the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant in the country, the UK government has

placed South Africa and five other countries onto its travel red list.

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