Anne von Gottberg, an expert at the National Institute for Infectious Diseases, one of the leading South African experts, said that patients with previous COVID strains are not protected from the new Omicron strain .
Reported by Forbes.
“Initial data shows that the previous infection does not provide protection against Omicron. We also believe that the number of cases will grow exponentially in all provinces of the country, “Gottberg said.
The expert stressed that” vaccines continue to protect against disease. “