Researcher and virologist Professor Tulio de Oliveira said that there was no cause for concern regarding the last COVID-19 infection news.
The national Health Department on Wednesday confirmed the first case of the new COVID-19 sub-variant EG.5 or Eris.
Officials said it was found in a sample taken from a patient in Gauteng.
De Oliveira is the head of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP).
He said that since the end of 2021, we’ve had various lineages of Omicron circulating in South Africa without an increase in hospitalisations.