New Variant of SARS-CoV-2 Frequently Asked Questions

A variant of the SARS-COV-2 Virus- currently termed 501.V2 Variant, has been identified by our genomics scientists here in South Africa. This genomics team, led by the Kwazulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform, or KRISP, has sequenced hundreds of samples from across the country since the beginning of the pandemic in March.  They noticed that a particular variant has increasingly dominated the findings of the samples collected in the past two months.

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