Israel find case of COVID variant first detected in S.Africa: ministry

Israel has identified a case of a COVID-19 variant with a large number of mutations first detected in South Africa, the health ministry said Friday.,

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Israel has identified a case of a COVID-19 variant with a large number of mutations first detected in South Africa, the health ministry said Friday.

“The variant discovered in southern African states has been identified in Israel,” the said, adding it was recorded “in a person who returned from Malawi,” with “two more cases of people returning from abroad” placed in quarantine.

It comes one day after scientists in South Africa said they had detected a new COVID-19 variant with a large number of mutations, blaming it for a surge in infection numbers.


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