501Y.V2 provides immunity to other Covid-19 variants

New research from the country's top medical scientists show that people infected with the variant of the coronavirus found in South Africa have developed a level of immunity against that variant and possibly other mutations of the coronavirus as well. That's according to the KwaZulu-Natal Research, Innovation and Sequencing Platform or KRISP. Krisp today held a joint online media briefing with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases or NICD, the National Health Laboratory Services, the Health Department and the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation.The new variant, which was initially detected in South Africa, is now found in 48 countries. It has nine different mutations. Prabashini Moodley reports...