Omicron Scientist South Africa : Researcher Who Traced Omicron Variant Received Threat In South Africa Police Is Investigating

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South African police agencies are investigating threats to leading COVID-19 researchers. These include the team that first identified the Omicron variant of the pandemic. Vishnu Naidu, the national spokesman for the South African Police Service, told the Sunday Times that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office had received a threatening letter mentioning several leading COVID-19 researchers, including Professor Tulio de Oliveira.

He said that the matter is being investigated. Professor Oliveira led the team that announced the discovery of the Omicron form. Naidu told the weekly magazine, “The matter came to our notice a week ago. The matter has been given priority as the complainants are advisors to the National Corona Command Council.
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‘Scientists being targeted is condemnable’
Presidential spokesman Tyrone Seale did not give details of the letter but said it had a “warning” written above. Stellenbosch University said it had increased security. Professor Oliveira works in this university. University spokesman Martin Viljoen said: “It is condemnable that scientists are being targeted.” The new variant of the corona virus, Omicron, first appeared in South Africa.

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