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South Africa preparing health facilities to cope with Omicron variant: Minister

South Africa’s government is doing everything possible to prepare its health facilities to cope with the newly identified Omicron variant, Health Minister Joe Phaahla told a news conference on Monday.

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Phaahla added that officials were engaging with countries that imposed travel restrictions on southern African countries to try to get them to reverse them.

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