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South Africa Detects New COVID-19 Variant With Multiple Mutations.

South Africa Detects New COVID-19 Variant With Multiple Mutations

Scientists in South Africa they had detected a new Covid-19 variant. (Representational)

Johannesburg:

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

"Unfortunately we have detected a new variant which is a reason for concern in South Africa," virologist Tulio de Oliveira told a hastily-called news conference.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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