Imposing another lockdown must be the last option

IT is somewhat reassuring to read of a top South African infectious disease expert’s finding that the current Covid-19 vaccines can probably prevent severe illness from the newly identified Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, “MOH keeping strict tabs on Omicron, says Khairy” (The Star, Nov 30; online at fYWc).

Hence, it is important that our authorities stay alert and not be overly alarmed.

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