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South Africa registers surge in Covid-19 infections

Independent online (SA) 02 Dec 2021
CAPE TOWN - With a 311% increase in new cases for the seven days leading to November 30, South Africa is driving the surge of Covid-19 infections in southern Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) ... Covid-19-related deaths in the province jumped 28.6% from the previous seven days.
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Africa steps up Omicron variant detection as COVID-19 cases rise in southern Africa

Reliefweb 02 Dec 2021
In Africa, the Omicron variant has now been detected in four countries, with Ghana and Nigeria becoming the first West African countries and the latest on the continent to report the new variant ... For the seven days leading to 30 November, South Africa reported a 311% increase in new cases, compared with the previous seven days.
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South Africa’s new COVID cases double in 1 day amid omicron

Republican American 02 Dec 2021
JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South Africa’s new cases of COVID-19 nearly doubled in a day, authorities reported Wednesday, signaling a dramatic surge in the country where scientists detected the omicron variant last week ... South Africa had seen a period of low transmission in ...
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South Africa's new Covid cases double in 1 day amid Omicron scare

The Times of India 02 Dec 2021
South Africa's new cases of Covid-19 nearly doubled in a day, authorities reported Wednesday, signaling a dramatic surge in the country where scientists detected the Omicron variant last week ... South Africa had seen a period of low transmission in early November with a 7-day ...
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South Africa’s new Covid-19 cases nearly double in 1 day amid omicron variant

The Post-Standard 02 Dec 2021
Johannesburg — South Africa’s new cases of Covid-19 nearly doubled in a day, authorities reported Wednesday, signaling a dramatic surge in the country where scientists detected the omicron variant last week ... South Africa had seen a period of low transmission in early November with ...
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Omicron: Which countries have closed their borders?

Egypt Independent 02 Dec 2021
Days after the new COVID-19 variant omicron was identified in South Africa, ever more countries are moving to close their borders to stem its spread ... Foreigners who have been in South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Mozambique or Malawi in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Australia at all.
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How South African scientists discovered Omicron and set off a global chain reaction

Henry Herald 02 Dec 2021
In the early days of November, laboratory technicians at Lancet Laboratories in Pretoria, South Africa, found unusual features in samples they were testing for the coronavirus ... Also on November 11, a 36-year-old man from Hong Kong arrived home from a 20-day trip to South Africa, traveling via Qatar.
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2nd Test: India A 198/5 at stumps against S Africa A on Day 2

Sify 02 Dec 2021
Bloemfontein, Dec 1 (IANS) India A were 198/5 at stumps after bowling out South Africa A for 297 in their first innings on Day 2 of the second four-day Test, here on Wednesday ... Earlier, South Africa A, who resumed the day's play at 233/7, added 64 runs to their overnight score.
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Cricket SA still expect India to tour, but await confirmation from BCCI

Independent online (SA) 02 Dec 2021
Indian government yet to give go-ahead for cricket tour to South Africa ... Crucially for CSA, the India A side, chose to stay in South Africa to play its three match series against a South Africa A team in Bloemfontein, despite the Netherlands, withdrawing from its One-Day series against the Proteas after the first match last Friday.
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Omicron becoming dominant Covid-19 strain in South Africa

RTE 02 Dec 2021
The Omicron variant is rapidly becoming the dominant strain of Covid-19 in South Africa less than four weeks after it was first detected there. Cases have risen from a weekly average of 300 a day a fortnight ago to 3,500 a day. The number of new cases reported in South Africa doubled from Tuesday to yesterday.
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Scientist says Covid-19 variant Omicron should not be used to punish SA

Independent online (SA) 02 Dec 2021
This was the sentiment by Dr Tulio de Oliveira of University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Krisp Lab during the opening of the three-day Science Forum South Africa 2021, which started yesterday ... “Covid we hope will come to an end one day and then what? What will the facilities do? And this is where South Africa is going to have a huge role to play.
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Omicron: Cambridge couple stranded in South Africa

BBC News 02 Dec 2021
A British couple stranded in South Africa after flights were disrupted due to the Omicron variant said it had been "the most horrendous task" to get home ... Ms Storr set up a Facebook group called Brits stranded in South Africa and within a day she had 35 members, supporting each other and offering advice.
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AP: South Africa's new COVID cases double in 1 day

Democratic Underground 02 Dec 2021
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s new cases of COVID-19 nearly doubled in a day, authorities reported Wednesday, signaling a dramatic surge in the country where scientists detected the omicron variant last week ... South Africa had seen a period of ...
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Omicron becomes dominant in South Africa in just one WEEK: Health chief reveals 75% of ...

The Daily Mail 02 Dec 2021
The super-mutant Omicron variant has outpaced Delta to become the dominant strain in South Africa in just a week, it was revealed today after infections soared a quarter in the days after its discovery ... South Africa is currently recording 8,561 cases per day, which have soared 17-fold (1,413 per cent) in a fortnight from 566.
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Shocking graphic of Omicron's 32 spike mutations reveals why scientists are so worried about the ...

The Daily Mail 02 Dec 2021
However, cases in South Africa have increased meteorically to 8,561 cases per day, soaring six-fold (571 per cent) compared to 1,275 a week ago, shortly after the country alerted the world to the emergence of Omicron ... South Africa is currently recording 8,561 cases per day, which have soared sixfold (571 per cent) in a week from 1,275.
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