WATCH LIVE: Health dept officials answer questions on new COVID variant

This follows the announcement of a new COVID-19 variant, called B.1.1.529, which has been detected in South Africa.

Health Minister Joe Phaahla at a briefing on 30 September 2021. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Minister of Health Joe Phaahla and his deputy Sibongiseni Dhlomo are on Friday convening a virtual question and answer media interaction.

This follows the announcement of a new COVID-19 variant, called B.1.1.529, which has been detected in South Africa.