South Africa is on the verge of the fourth wave of COVID

South Africa is on the cusp of the fourth wave of COVID

South African Health Minister Joe Paahla announced that the country is on the verge of a fourth wave of coronavirus. This is reported by Reuters.

The new wave of COVID is associated with the recently identified strain of Omicron, but, as Paahla notes, hospitals are “ not under threat at this stage. ''

Joe Paakhla also said that cases of the Omicron strain had been reported in 7 of South Africa's 9 provinces. The Minister expressed the hope that this variant of the coronavirus can be overcome without a large number of deaths.

The South African Minister of Health called on the country's residents to get vaccinated, stressing that this is the main protection against the Omicron strain.

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