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WHO Says No Sign SA Virus Variant Can Resist Vaccine.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference following a WHO Emergency committee to discuss whether the Coronavirus, the SARS-like virus, outbreak that began in China constitutes an international health emergency, on January 30, 2020 in Geneva. - The UN health agency declared an international emergency over the deadly coronavirus from China -- a rarely used designation that could lead to improved international co-ordination in tackling the disease. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that there is no sign that a coronavirus variant identified in South Africa can resist vaccines.

WHO’s technical chief, Maria Van Kerkhove, said those infected with different variants presented same symptoms of the disease and there was no severity.

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But she said the variant had increased transmission with regards to how many people one can infect.

WHO’s executive director Mike Ryan said the variant had not changed the way in which the virus is transmitted.


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