South Africa detects new Covid-19 variant, scientists say


South Africa has the highest pandemic numbers in Africa, notching up around 2.95 million cases. – EPA pic, November 25, 2021.

SCIENTISTS said they have discovered a new Covid-19 variant with multiple mutations in South Africa today, blaming it for a surge in cases.

“Unfortunately, we have detected a new variant, which is a reason for concern in South Africa,” said virologist Tulio de Oliveira at a news conference.


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