S African variant of virus recognized

London, December 23

Two cases of another new strain of Covid linked to South Africa have been identified in the UK, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said. Like the UK variant identified earlier, the new variant is also driving a massive resurgence of the disease in South Africa, with experts warning the country is probably facing a much larger second wave.

“Both (cases of the new variant) are contacts of cases who have travelled from South Africa over the past few weeks,” Hancock said, addressing a briefing. — PTI

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