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Omicron spreading quicker than all other Covid-19 variants in South African ‘epicentre’

The Omicron coronavirus variant is spreading faster in Gauteng, the epicentre of the latest outbreak in South Africa, than the Delta strain or any of the earlier mutations, an adviser to the provincial government said.There is the “strongest acceleration in community transmission ever seen in South Africa”, and is “consistent with dominance of a variant that is more transmissible”, Bruce Mellado, the adviser, said in a presentation on Thursday.South Africa announced the discovery of a new…

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