Covid-19: Govt says new variants are inevitable, but hopes they will be less ‘lethal’

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Government expects more Covid-19 variants to hit.
Government expects more Covid-19 variants to hit.
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New Covid-19 variants with more mutations may emerge, but the government hopes it won't be as destructive as 501Y.V2, which was first identified in South Africa.

Deputy Health Minister Joe Phaahla told Parliament there might be new variants, "that can give us challenges", but also stressed viruses normally become less lethal when they mutate.

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