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Mutated COVID-19 variant from South Africa found in United Kingdom, Health Minister says – ABC News

A new, potentially more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is found in Britain in cases linked to South Africa, prompting the UK Government…

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Britain will halt halt flights and arrivals from South Africa after a potentially more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spread to the United Kingdom.
Key points:

  • This is the second mutant strain detected in the UK in recent weeks
  • The UK imposed immediate restrictions on travel from South Africa
  • Countries around the world have closed their borders to both Britain and South Africa

South Africa’s health department said last week that a new genetic mutation of the virus…

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