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South Africa detects new COVID-19 variant with multiple mutations

A new Covid-19 variant was detected by scientists in South Africa. (Representative)

Johannesburg:

Scientists in South Africa said on Thursday that they had detected a new Covid-19 variant with multiple mutations in a new announcement that came after a recent surge in infection numbers.

“Unfortunately we have detected a new variant that is a cause for concern in South Africa,” virologist Tulio de Oliveira told a hastily convened news conference.

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